Apache HTTP Server

Apache HTTP Server

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Apache HTTP Server

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A great HTTP server

9 out of 10
May 20, 2022
I use Apache extensively in my hosting company. All my websites and the websites I host for clients are hosted with Apache. We use virtual …
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Apache still does his thing

9 out of 10
May 20, 2021
We use exclusively Apache HTTP Server on all our webservers across our department on our division. I have knowledge that other branches …
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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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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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The most common users of Apache HTTP Server are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
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Apache is really great at hosting websites using all kinds of server ware like PHP to serve the websites and make them dynamic. Apache is free to install and so it does not come with a hefty license fee which is great. It is very flexible and can almost do anything you need it to do.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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).
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.
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.
October 26, 2017

Apache the Best!!!

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.
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.
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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.