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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Web Server

It is the best choice for serving PHP applications due to its wide-spread popularity and huge community support. Very easy to start a new project of any complexity and easy to set up on localhost machines. But provided the fact that Apache is not the fastest and cleanest option available for hosting static content, you can never go wrong with your decision if you are using PHP or Perl language for serving dynamic content to serious business users.
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Oracle WebLogic

I see Oracle WebLogic Application Server being appropriate when an application needs several different data sources and messaging providers configured and accessible, with a configured level of control of resources (connection pools) and timeouts. It is also advisable to create distributed resources that you can configure as always active to provide more processing power, or as failover for situations of availability in case of disaster recovery, for example.An application where the number of required resources configured is very small and almost non-changeable, and no scalability is required, some other options exist in the market with less cost.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

Apache Web Server
Oracle WebLogic
8.6
IDE support
Apache Web Server
Oracle WebLogic
8.4
Security management
Apache Web Server
Oracle WebLogic
8.8
Administration and management
Apache Web Server
Oracle WebLogic
8.8
Application server performance
Apache Web Server
Oracle WebLogic
9.0
Installation
Apache Web Server
Oracle WebLogic
8.3
Open-source standards compliance
Apache Web Server
Oracle WebLogic
8.3

Pros

  • Easy to configure and is the go-to web server for many people.
  • Great documentation and community support.
  • Modules for added functionality.
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  • Stable and powerful
  • GUI is powerful and easy to use
  • Easy to use, simple to deploy an application
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Cons

  • Apache configuration can be difficult for advanced setups
  • Apache is configured slightly differently for the various flavors of Linux.
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  • I would like to see only one console if possible instead of having to navigate through the enterprise manager, console and service bus console.
  • The consoles are sometimes slow and not easy to use.
  • I would like to see thread management through the consoles and be able to deal with a stuck thread without a server restart.
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Alternatives Considered

Apache is far superior to Microsoft's IIS. The only reason to consider IIS would be for compatibility with a given software package that is made exclusively for IIS.
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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 performance tuning, be it datasource/connection pool tweaking or threads/work manager tuning, etc.
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Return on Investment

  • Apache is free to use and thus has an immediate ROI.
  • Apache has allowed me to put applications into play in my environment that would otherwise not be possible due to budgetary constraints.
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  • Provides a stable environment and JVM crashes are very low.
  • JMS message processing is good, so it is best utilized for the SMS & email notifications sent to our customers.
  • License costs seem slightly on the higher end for the business functionality we are using. It would be good if the licensing costs are lower.
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Pricing Details

Apache Web Server

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

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