how to find out the Apache server version installed in Ubuntu 14.04?


Open the terminal and type:

apache2 -v   

-v Print the version of apache2, and then exit.


From the terminal you can enter

apachectl -v

or to get even more compile info on Apache enter

apachectl -V

of course as mention by @karel you can also use apache2 instead of apachectl... just giving an alternative. This worked for me in Ubuntu 18.04 and I'm using Apache 2.4.37.

  • this was a solved question from march 2015. why and how is your alternative answer any useful ? – Ali Çarıkçıoğlu Feb 11 at 21:09
  • I guess if you run the same command twice, you get a different result? – Charles Green Feb 11 at 22:26
  • One is a lowercase v and the other is an uppercase V which could be different levels of verbosity for apachectl, but I can't find any indication these flags exist in the manpage. – Kristopher Ives Feb 13 at 6:14
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    @Ali Çarıkçıoğlu, well for one thing karel's solution didn't work for me at all with Apache 2.2.22 (not pre-installed). Both solutions from god_is_love were very useful for me. – MiB Mar 12 at 3:08
  • This solution also helped us (and the first didn't). Admittedly, this isn't on ubuntu 14.04, but the title didn't disclose that, and we ended up here nonetheless. – abathur Mar 22 at 14:29

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