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Today I was installing phpmyadmin on Ubuntu 12.04 and after a while a dialogue poped stating what server I want to use (apache2 and httpd).

Are these two, two different kind of server?

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httpd is the same as apache2. but it depends on the OS you use.for example in RHEL 6.2 it is httpd but apache2 in ubuntu 12.04.

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I searched some info about it and it is the same: Apache home page and wiki of apache

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The directives used in apache2 and httpd config files are slightly different, as well as the directory structure. It's advised to install apache2 on ubuntu and httpd on redhat-style distros (RedHat, CentOS, Fedora), but if you install httpd and its dependencies, it works as well.

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