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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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WebSphere Message Broker

Routing, protocol transformation, message transformation and service aggregation are very well performed by WebSphere Message Broker (WMB). It is not very suitable for integration with databases.
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Pros

  • 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.
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  • Graphical data mapper
  • Support for different programming languages
  • Integration with MQ
  • Support for different parsers
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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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  • Logging
  • Debugging
  • Code quality tools
  • Feature specific installation
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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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Websphere message broker supports a lot more protocols than any other similar tool.
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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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  • It helped us in improving the speed to market for our services/APIs.
  • Learning curve is quite long
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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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WebSphere Message Broker

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