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Apache HTTP Server

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

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

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

Support Rating

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

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

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

Apache HTTP Server

General

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

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