For the latest and more detailed information check the "'Compiling and Installing" ' chapter in the documentation of the latest version of Apache HTTP Server.
On most operating systems, the Apache HTTP Server package can be installed from a package repository. For example the '/usr/ports/' repository for FreeBSD and the 'apt-get' package system for Ubuntu and Debian Linux distributions. This will download AND install Apache HTTP Server on the default location depending on your OS with default modules and configuration.
Always use the operation system package repository instead of downloading and compiling from source if there is an package repository available.
cd /usr/ports/www/apacke/ make install clean
apt-get update apt-get install apache
Apache HTTP Server downloads can be accessed through the following URL: http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi