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Apache Module mod_so

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Description:Loading of executable code and modules into the server at start-up or restart time
Module Identifier:so_module
Source File:mod_so.c
Compatibility:This is a Base module (always included) on Windows


On selected operating systems this module can be used to load modules into Apache HTTP Server at runtime via the Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) mechanism, rather than requiring a recompilation.

On Unix, the loaded code typically comes from shared object files (usually with .so extension), on Windows this may either be the .so or .dll extension.


Modules built for one major version of the Apache HTTP Server will generally not work on another. (e.g. 1.3 vs. 2.0, or 2.0 vs. 2.2) There are usually API changes between one major version and another that require that modules be modified to work with the new version.

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