Apache HTTP Server Reviews

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April 30, 2021
Andrei Volodin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • It is more stable than contestants.
  • Log files are easier to read and troubleshoot
  • It is well suited both for beginners and advanced users.
  • It has a diverse customization support so it could be tuned in multiple ways.
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March 31, 2021
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Publish a web page quickly and easily or configure access to various web systems or services that can be accessed from a private network or from the Internet, as well as balance the load between services and servers. Even though Apache HTTP Server is diverse in its applications and implementations, it should not be confused with specialized tools such as intrusion prevention or
detection network.
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March 25, 2021
Ryan Prather | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Apache HTTP Server is great for smaller projects or for those who just want to pop a file in and watch it change. Apache is very old school in this regard which has its benefits over more application-driven servers but makes it not as flexible. Apache also doesn't scale very well as you need more complex stuff and have more users.
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May 02, 2021
Josh Stapp | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Apache is robust and simple and was far easier than the few times I tried IIS. Enterprises sometimes prefer Nginx instead for supposed performance benefit which my company uses now but I still like to develop with Apache.
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April 30, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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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May 20, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use dedicated AWS EC2 Instances for websites that don't server almost any static content, and each instance is behind an AWS Load balancer. On that scenario, Apache works great.

We came from serving several websites on one server using Apache, and that was not great, neither to administrate or scale. Please try to avoid using Apache to serve several Websites at once. It works, but you don’t want to do it. If you want to serve several websites from one server, use a server control app, like CloudPanel or Vesta.
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May 13, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It is very useful for fast configurations: it is quite a "plug and play" software for basic configuration.
When configuring a server no waste of time needed.
In the other hand the basic configuration options could be more problematic for large traffic sites.
Performances are better for "normal" web sites while big sites with so much traffic could have some problems.
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May 01, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Apache is a very solid, tried and tested HTTP Server. It used to be the de-facto HTTP server solution, especially if you are running Linux, and is part of the famous LAMP development stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). If you are looking for a HTTP or reverse proxy server and running Linux, Apache is an excellent option as it comes out of box and you can get up and running in a matter of minutes.
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April 30, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Apache is an excellent webserver for some web applications. It's particularly well suited to static sites and sites making high use of PHP. The complexity of it's syntax does make configuring it for high load and long running tasks somewhat less recommended. It's particularly not well suited to a large number of small requests, as it can easily become overwhelmed in a way that NGINX's event based solution does not out of the box.
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January 17, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Apache Web Server is well suited when the system admin installing and deploying the web server has at least 4+ years experience in Linux and/or using Apache Web Server. It is well suited where you need fine tuned web server performance with minimal overhead or where the workloads and web application are handling sensitive data.
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November 09, 2019
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The Apache web server is most of the LAMP. The environment is a fantastic development platform that can be used to achieve almost anything. I would say that custom development is where Apache excels. PHP is fantastic and has a rather low learning curve. From a system administration perspective, Apache is a stable work-course. For example, I have several instances that have been up and running for more than 500 days. The only time that we need to reboot is to do an update. You can not go wrong with Apache.
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February 13, 2019
Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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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March 01, 2019
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Apache offers users a vast list of both official and unofficial modules to enhance the server’s feature set and perform various tasks. Apache works very well for serving dynamic sites where the content changes regularly. Its performance tends to lack in comparison to competitors—such as Nginx—for sites that are very high traffic or contain lots of static content.
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October 30, 2017
Tyler Longren | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Hosting PHP apps like WordPress, Drupal, or Magento. Virtual host configuration is easy and can support a large number of different domains.
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October 26, 2017
Hari Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have been using Apache Web server in our department, and it's well worth using. Just copying our application folder in webapps and restarting the server will provide your application in the browser and mostly it's secured. We usually recommend Apache Web Server to our clients to use. Apache Web Server is the best.
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May 27, 2016
Chris Coppenbarger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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If you are only serving up simple websites such as those on WordPress or plain html, then it might be well suited for that. Higher traffic websites or heavy load websites might be better suited for Nginx server as it spreads out the traffic among several threads.
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March 27, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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).
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May 10, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Apache web server is used on various popular web sites such as Wikipedia and Apple. It has been known to support high user traffic with ease. Less maintenance is needed as well. This web server has a strong community to answer questions on installation/support but also to help in contributing in building higher versions of its particular web server.
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February 26, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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If you're running on *nix, Apache Web Server is the ONLY web server to use. If you're running on Windows, I'd stay away from it and stick with Windows' built in IIS. One of Apache's biggest features is its cost. It is completely free, and there is a great support community around it online due to the number of people using it.
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Apache HTTP Server Scorecard Summary

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.

What is Apache HTTP Server's best feature?

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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.