Step 1) Checked the version of Ubuntu with
lsb_release -a. My server has 16.04.3 LTS.
Step 2) Installed Apache with
apt-get install apache2.
Step 3) Checked the version of Apache with
apache2 -v. I have 2.4.18.
However according to the Apache website the latest version is 2.4.29.
Is it common practice or generally safe to upgrade to the latest version of Apache or other packages? If so how would I do that? Is there an obvious reason why I shouldn't update to the latest?