BRIEF HISTORY OF APACHE (As written on Wikipedia)
The Apache HTTP Server, commonly referred to simply as Apache [??pæt?i], is a web server notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web. Apache was the first viable alternative to the Netscape Communications Corporation web server (currently known as Sun Java System Web Server), and has since evolved to rival other Unix-based web servers in terms of functionality and performance.
It is often said that the project’s name was chosen for two reasons: (1) out of respect for the Native American Indian tribe of Apache (Indé), well-known for their endurance and their skills in warfare, (2) and due to the project’s roots as a set of patches to the codebase of NCSA HTTPd 1.3 – making it “a patchy” server.