Apache HTTP Server vs. Oracle WebLogic Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache HTTP Server
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Apache Web Server (Apache HTTP Server) is an open source HTTP web server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows.N/A
Oracle WebLogic Server
Score 6.2 out of 10
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Oracle WebLogic Server is a unified and extensible platform for developing, deploying and running enterprise applications, such as Java, for on-premises and in the cloud. WebLogic Server offers a scalable implementation of Java Enterprise Edition (EE) and Jakarta EE.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Apache HTTP ServerOracle WebLogic Server
Considered Both Products
Apache HTTP Server
Chose Apache HTTP Server
The comparison with other products from IBM or Oracle is difficult. These are mostly software that has to be paid for. The only fair comparison at eye level is probably the NGINX web server: It is also free and offers even higher performance. In the meantime, there is also a …
Chose Apache HTTP Server
Oracle WebLogic /Tuxedo is great when you are using it to install Oracle stack on top including other Oracle middleware and applications. Similarly, if you have IBM applications that need to be configured with IBM DB2, IBM WebSphere is better than Apache Web Server. Red Hat …
Oracle WebLogic Server
Chose Oracle WebLogic Server
Compared to the alternatives, Weblogic is on the heavier side and requires more configuration to get it running. Instance startup time is also relatively long, but this could be due to the application size deployed on the server. Licensing cost for WebLogic would also be higher …
Chose Oracle WebLogic Server
JBoss and Apache Tomcat application servers are open source and cost less, however I do not find them as sophisticated enough to handle the various critical functionality used at US Cellular corporation. WebLogic stands way ahead in the way it provides opportunities for …
Chose Oracle WebLogic Server
WebLogic is clearly more powerful than Tomcat, but it's also better than JBoss, since it gives more configuration options, and the administration console is absolutely the best I've ever seen. On the other side, for small applications Tomcat is more lightweight, and more …
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Features
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Application Servers
Comparison of Application Servers features of Product A and Product B
Apache HTTP Server
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Ratings
Oracle WebLogic Server
7.4
34 Ratings
7% below category average
IDE support00 Ratings6.831 Ratings
Security management00 Ratings5.832 Ratings
Administration and management00 Ratings8.334 Ratings
Application server performance00 Ratings7.233 Ratings
Installation00 Ratings8.934 Ratings
Open-source standards compliance00 Ratings7.323 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Apache HTTP ServerOracle WebLogic Server
Small Businesses
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache HTTP ServerOracle WebLogic Server
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(20 ratings)
6.7
(42 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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9.0
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Usability
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9.0
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Performance
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Support Rating
9.3
(2 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
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9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache HTTP ServerOracle WebLogic Server
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
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.
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Oracle
If you need to have complex options in place you can count on Weblogic to be a robust Applicational Server you can rely on. But you would need to keep an eye on maintaining the framework updated quite frequently to avoid security breaches and subsequent severe situations. If you don't have other infrastructure for test purposes, I wouldn't advise you on having devs and QA installing this heavy application in their local machines, there are other lightweight solutions that would be a better fit for that.
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Pros
Apache
  • 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.
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Oracle
  • The brand relation between Java and WebLogic Application Server usually provides a quicker access to programming features and their availability for the applications deployed.
  • The access to centralized configuration both from console and command line WLST eases the implementation of changes major or not in an organized and expedite way.
  • The maturity of the product is also visible in the available tools provided by the product itself, for both monitoring of resources and alerting for availability and thresholds
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Cons
Apache
  • 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.
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Oracle
  • The Admin UI should be further simplified, the UI design was not too user-friendly— too many options and clicks required, difficult for the new beginners to figure out what they are looking for.
  • The admin server becomes the single failure point, although Oracle suggested some workarounds by setting VIP and VHost, it was not quite easy and straight forward.
  • Domain replication is hard, requiring a lot of knowledge and scripts efforts.
  • Admin will hang if the node manager communication encounters some issues for one or some nodes in the domain/cluster.
  • Not able to kill/terminate the stuck thread, the only way is to restart the managed server (JVM)
  • License cost is too high, for small businesses.
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Usability
Apache
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Oracle
I would have given it a 10 but sometimes the hogging threads become a issue and needs server bounce. Except that, we are very pleased with the product.
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Performance
Apache
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Oracle
Oracle WebLogic Application Server is great at security, performance and features.
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Support Rating
Apache
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.
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Oracle
The Oracle support is not great sometimes. They take a long time and need a lot of data over and over to resolve issues.
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
I has a lot more features, except that IIS is more integrated in a Windows environment. But now with .net core also possible from Apache it would work anywhere really. Only in a full Windows environment where full integration is needed I would chose to go for IIS. Otherwise Apache it is.
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Oracle
I believe the Oracle WebLogic Suite is probably a better all encompassing suite of development tools for the IT department. [It] is probably a bit more expensive than other competitors like Apache Tomcat or NGINX, but is worth the investment if you consider the savings from time to get code into production.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Works as intended, so it's less to worry about.
  • Works great on elastic environments (like EC2).
  • As an Open Source project, you can get support for almost any problem you can have.
  • Configuration files, while powerful, can be tricky to dominate for some.
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Oracle
  • WebLogic Application Server definitely had a positive ROI since all the applications are deployed on a single platform and making maintenance extremely cost effective.
  • Since all major cloud vendors support and maintain WebLogic, it gives us an opportunity to explore possibilities to move the organizational infrastructure on to the cloud without too much effort.
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