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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache HTTP Server

Well Suited: Perfect for hosting your own website. And, I don't mean just an individual with a port of MySpace. I mean an industrial strength, commercial grade replacement for Microsoft IIS. If you need a web server that provides a feature-rich environment with support for multiple sites (hosted in the same server), with such features as virtual hosting, and modular feature design, than Apache Web Server is right on the money. Less Well-Suited: Single page, small feature-set websites. Apache is a lot of trouble for developers to set up, just to send/receive JSON strings of a few bytes. You're really better off using something smaller and faster/simpler (lighttpd for example).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM CICS

The strengths of CICS are certainly the scalability. The multilevel architecture of the CICS regions, security, and performance, manages to manage large volumes of transactions with efficient performances.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Apache HTTP Server
IBM CICS
8.4
Security management
Apache HTTP Server
IBM CICS
10.0
Administration and management
Apache HTTP Server
IBM CICS
10.0
Application server performance
Apache HTTP Server
IBM CICS
7.0
Installation
Apache HTTP Server
IBM CICS
10.0
Open-source standards compliance
Apache HTTP Server
IBM CICS
5.0

Pros

Apache HTTP Server

  • Apache server is a free and open source multi-platform software which gives ample amount of possibilities and options to use it without worrying about the hardware configurations much; it runs on almost everything!
  • It is easy to configure quickly for a new project requires to set up a barebone server to serve any type of HTTP request.
  • It allows us to configure https with encryption and configure virtual hosts easily.
  • Log files are detailed enough to determine vulnerabilities by providing multiple params which makes it easy to diagnose and debug the root cause of any server issue.
Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM CICS

  • De facto standard in the legacy enterprise
  • Multiplatform connection
  • Native connection with DB2
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache HTTP Server

  • The one thing that I worry about Apache is the PHP language which is integrated into the platform. I am not sure if PHP has a relevant future. I worry about this because Python is becoming very popular.
  • Some, not so sharp developers, might complain about the configuration file. Yes, it is complex. You need to learn it.
  • Apache SSL documentation can be better.
  • I would like to see video streaming, that would be fantastic.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM CICS

  • Direct internet connection
  • Social connectors
  • Speak Java not only with Websphere
Anonymous | 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

IBM CICS

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Alternatives Considered

Apache HTTP Server

By having a similar purpose, which is to publish and manage access to services, sites, and/or web systems, I have had to implement them to analyze their qualities and virtues, but stability, the power of implementation of different solutions and to be able to expand through own modules and Apache HTTP Server third-party makes it simply the best.
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM CICS

There is no comparison, in practice, the possibility of using the latest programming languages but, above all, the databases can be different and more modern than DL1.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache HTTP Server

  • It's hard for us to determine ROI from Apache since most of our sites don't receive high traffic and we don't benchmark performance as often or aggressively as we could.
  • Apache is well documented and extremely common in web hosting offerings, so configuring it and working with it becomes easier.
  • Apache supports cPanel which is a web hosting control panel that makes performing tasks such as implementing SSl, managing files, and administrating databases rather easy.
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM CICS

  • More scalability than servers
  • More reliability than servers
  • More security
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache HTTP Server

General

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

IBM CICS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache HTTP Server
9.1
IBM CICS
10.0

Support Rating

Apache HTTP Server
9.4
IBM CICS

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