Whenever a new release sees the day of light over at Apache I normally update immediately. This time however I couldn’t find the installer only the source files for Windows (yes I’m impatient).
Today I gave it a second go as I really wanted to test the latest version. So here’s the “where to get the binary ” post…
After clicking around I finally found what I was looking for. Without further ado I now present you with the link: www.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32/. The file you are looking for are at the bottom of the page. Depending on your need for SSL you should either pick apache_2.2.6-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi or apache_2.2.6-win32-x86-openssl-0.9.8e.msi.
Before installing the new version you have to uninstall the previous Apache version (if you’re running Apache that is). After that it’s pretty much straightforward. Chose custom when asked and install to the same directory as before. This way you get to keep your settings in httpd.conf and your web directories without doing anything at all.
Took me about 5 minutes to complete the upgrade.
If you have any questions feel free to ask!