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April 30, 2021

Apache HTTP Webserver

Score 10 out of 10
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Apache is more simple, also it tends to be more stable and it is less complicated to use, comparing with other complex solutions that are difficult to troubleshot.
So wherever possible I select Apache HTTP Server for own/enterprise use also advise consumers to select the Apache HTTP Server against NGINX
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Ryan Prather | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Apache lacks the scalability and feature set of NGINX but our team was not only far more experienced with Apache HTTP Server but was relying on tools and frameworks that required Apache HTTP Server. We've recently considered moving to NGINX but the workload to migrate and train isn't currently worth it. We only run Linux so IIS is not an option. It's not worth moving to a less reliable, resource-hungry, and expensive operating system just to get the ability to use ASP.
July 13, 2021

An Amazing Server

Sayanta Banerjee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Using Apache HTTP Server can definitely have an edge over using the other servers because of its easy usage and it's ability to get associated with any setup easily. Apache has its own ecosystem, which makes it easy to handle and it definitely gives you an edge over the others. Plus the Apache server is very cost effective when compared to the others.
Score 9 out of 10
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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 paid Plus version of NGINX. This has extended support and special functions.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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Apache HTTP Server have the same goal of Lighttpd and NGINX and all three are opensorce. We use them since 2000 and they are useful in various contexts. Apache HTTP Server is very easy to setup; NGINX is highly customizable and very performant for large sites; Lighttpd is very useful in low resources servers.
Score 9 out of 10
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We looked at both Apache and NGINX. They both offer the same feature set in terms of what we need, and we chose Apache in the end due to:
  • Out of box, and well supported by our hosting vendor
  • NGINX was still in its early stages while Apache is already battle hardened
  • More documentation available (at the time) about integrating with Apache for other applications
Score 6 out of 10
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Apache is a web server tool for running a web application. It can handle serving requests for a variety of tools, (python, PHP, node) and provides good security out of the box. It doesn't handle the role of load balancer well, a role much better filled by NGINX. And it has some scaling issues that Gunicorn can handle better for python specifically.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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To be quite honest I often select Apache because it is the world's most commonly used web server and I have been using it for more than 20 years across many organizations. I have never been burned using Apache. Apache rises above IIS in functionality, configurability, and the ability to customize to one's needs. NGINX is cool but I would not use it unless I knew that I needed to serve content like static adult images because that is where it might, not certain, do a bit better. As for Tomcat, it is an Apache project, the Java element just slows down development. Good Java developers are getting harder to find so that is a bit of a problem. Apache offers PHP where we are able to quickly prototype an application, then and only then, if needed we can rewrite to Tomcat is we need to deploy a bulletproof solution.
Score 9 out of 10
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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 JBoss and Apache Web Server both have comparable performance although JBoss is easier to configure.
Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Apache Web Server is the oldest among all of these above-mentioned web server solutions provide a wider range of tools and support available which is of great help when creating a web app because less investment of time and money is what contributes to the success of a project to a great extent. Apache web server's easy availability and wide-spread acceptance with any type of OS (be it Linux, Unix, Windows or Mac) means it can work flawlessly on any machine hence giving an upper hand and makes the selection decision lot easier.
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We chose Apache because it handles dynamic content better than Nginx and it's very well supported. Nginx does handle high traffic sites better, but most of our sites do not get thousands of visitors or more a day as we are a small company serving niche markets. It is notable that you can use Apache and Nginx in tandem, serving static content with Nginx and then handling additional requests with Apache.
October 26, 2017

Apache the Best!!!

Hari Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Add EAR files to Apache Web Server
  • Keep portability. Web Server machine provides an option to the person to complete their own updates along with deploy their unique application. If live mirroring is not used, some users will have to wait for renewed content. More servers equals higher upkeep costs.
  • Inconsistency: when one or more mirrors are not synchronized with the master (and this can happen not only with manual sync, but also with live sync).
Chris Coppenbarger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Both Nginx and Apache are trying to accomplish the same thing, with the exception that Nginx is a much faster product. It allows for multi-threading which spreads out the traffic around the server. Apache is typically enabled by default and due to the high volume of websites often put out, it is easier to just go with Apache.
Score 10 out of 10
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Against Nginx: Mainly- it's been in the field the longest. There's not really a reason to move to Nginx on it's own. Apache has a mountain of documentation and how-tos that extend from the Foundation itself, to Individual Developers, spanning over 20 years, and most of it largely remains accurate.

Against Microsoft IIS: Security is the primary difference here. Although, there are a wealth of differences that span it's own review, the major focus is Cost and Security. In terms of Cost- it's obvious. In terms of Security, Apache is an Apple to Microsoft's Orange. However, they both attack the same problem: Delivering content to and from the Web. However, Apache seems to not suffer form a lot of the same vulnerabilities as IIS, due to Apache Foundation being involved in a lot of the Web standards themselves.
Score 8 out of 10
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I've used Microsoft's IIS and IBM's HTTP server. The major and a clear advantage of Apache web server over these products is that it’s free and has no licensing issues. Being in the industry for quite sometime (oldest web server) a lot of products and customizations have been made possible to suit customer needs in addition to having a large and very supportive user community.
Score 10 out of 10
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Apache is terrific. Zeus is actually built on Apache and adds a mediocre at best interface to controlling it. IIS is only good on Windows. Netscape servers are probably not even around anymore, but when they were, were the absolute worst. I couldn't move my office off of them fast enough.

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What is Apache HTTP Server?

Apache Web Server (Apache HTTP Server) is an open source HTTP web server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows.

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What is Apache HTTP Server?

Apache Web Server (Apache HTTP Server) is an open source HTTP web server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows.

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Who uses Apache HTTP Server?

The most common users of Apache HTTP Server are from Small Businesses and the Information Technology & Services industry.