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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is best suited when there is a need of speed in serving static and dynanic web contents of a web application. If the content is already in that edge location, CloudFront delivers it immediately. If the content is not currently in that edge location, CloudFront retrieves it from an Amazon S3 bucket or an HTTP server. Amazon CloudFront is not appropriate in case users can tolerate some delays or servers are present near to the location of user. It also Integrates through the W3 Total Cache plugin. Amazon CloudFront Pricing based on bandwidth usage that's the best part of it.
Ashish Agarwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache HTTP Server

As I mentioned earlier, the Apache HTTP Server has a small disadvantage compared to the competition (NGINX) in terms of performance. If you run websites that really have a lot of visitors, NGINX might be the better alternative.
On the other hand, the Apache HTTP Server is open source and free. Further functionalities can be activated via modules. The documentation is really excellent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon CloudFront

  • CloudFront, like other CDNs, is a very reliable content delivery network for delivering content like images, videos, HTML, and javascripts that are run on browsers across the world.
  • It provides secure hosting of content at no extra cost. AWS Certification Manager also provides the ability to create and manage custom SSL certificates at no extra cost for our websites.
  • It is secure, which means that it uses AWS Shield for Layer 3/4 DDoS mitigation and AWS WAF for Layer 7 protection. Hence seamlessly integrating with other AWS services. So you do not have to shop outside of AWS ecosystem
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache HTTP Server

  • Street Cred: Apache Web Server is the Founder for all of Apache Foundation's other projects. Without the Web Server, Apache Foundation would look very different. That being said, they have done a good job of maintaining the code base, and keeping a lot of what makes Apache so special
  • Stability: Apache is rock-solid. While no software is perfect, Apache can parse your web sources quickly and cleanly.
  • Flexibility: Need to startup your own Webpage? Done. Wordpress? Yup. REST Endpoint? Check. Honeypot? Absolutely.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon CloudFront

  • If price is the main concern, CloudFront is not the cheapest-in-class by a wide margin
  • Some of the settings are not obvious to new users, and the management dashboards could use work
  • Lacks fine-grained access controls and statistical reports for usage
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache HTTP Server

  • The default configurations which comes with Apache server needs to get optimized for performance and security with every new installation as these defaults are not recommended to push on the production environment directly.
  • Security options and advanced configurations are not easy to set up and require an additional level of expertise.
  • Admin frontend GUI could be improved to a great extent to match with other enterprise tools available to serve similar requirements.
Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy way to integrate a CDN within the AWS infrastructure. It allows further customization based on company needs.
Carlos Becerra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache HTTP Server

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Support Rating

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront 7.2
Based on 4 answers
CloudFront is a good CDN solution. It can be a bit complicated to implement depending on your needs, but AWS tech support is great. You get to avoid a ton of upfront costs by going with CloudFront. It works best in conjunction with other AWS services in your infrastructure. Once you set it up, you won't need to do much to maintain it. It just works.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache HTTP Server

Apache HTTP Server 9.4
Based on 4 answers
I give this rating because there is so much Apache documentation and information on the web that you can literally do anything. This has to do with the fact that there is a huge Open Source community that is beyond mature and perhaps one of the most helpful to be found. The only thing that should hold anyone back from anything is that they can not read. RTFM, my friend. And I must say that the manual is excellent.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon has always been creative and leading, and I have been using its services for years. They are very reassuring and have fast and responsive support--you can call them from any time zone to respond quickly. High security on servers, open hands on changes, and increasing and decreasing server resources and features.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache HTTP Server

IIS has a clear advantage over Apache: Configuration can be done through a convenient visual editor. But, sometimes, IIS can be tricky to use for serving other things than asp.net.

We had bad experiences working at scale with IIS7.5 while serving PHP websites. I know that more recent versions work a lot better, but if you want to serve PHP websites on IIS, while you can, it's better to not do it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon CloudFront

  • Our website loads much more quickly in other countries as a result of CloudFront. For example: loading cached assets from CloudFront in Australia is 4x as fast as it would be to load the same assets without CloudFront.
  • Very inexpensive service considering the value it brings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apache HTTP Server

  • The greatest positive impact is seen in that with only Apache HTTP Server it is possible to solve various situations of administration of sites, services, or web systems.
  • Due to the type of institution to which I belong, everything that means high performance and streamlining of the institution's processes is a great benefit for those interested.
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon CloudFront

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon CloudFront Editions & Modules

Edition
First 10TB$0.09
Next 40TB$0.08
Next 100TB$0.06
Next 350TB$0.04
Next 524TB$0.03
Next 4PB$0.03
Over 5PB$0.02
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Apache HTTP Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Apache HTTP Server Editions & Modules

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