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April 30, 2021
Andrei Volodin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It does good with virtual hosts implementation
  • It has good easy to read intuitive documentation and tutorials
  • It is widely used so in the Internet there are many examples that could be adopted
  • Some specific modules might be difficult to install
  • Marketing could be more informative; some people prefer NGINX because they do not know how to do it with apache
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March 31, 2021
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Virtual host management offers extensive configuration options
  • The ease of working with own and third-party modules
  • Implementation as a load balancer is particularly good and helpful
  • A descriptive graphical interface
  • Native tool for statistics of use, access, error among others
  • How hard it is to find something that Apache HTTP Server can improve is really great
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May 02, 2021
Josh Stapp | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Robust
  • Well documented
  • Easy configuration
  • I think it could use a web UI to configure it
  • It could allow PHP to override configuration without having to modify it
  • I've never seen statistics for it so I assume there is not much built in
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April 30, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to configure, although many options are available.
  • High performance
  • Industry standard, many colleagues have know-how
  • Performance of the competitor (NGINX) is a bit better
  • Incorrect configuration can lead to security risks
  • Modules that are not needed are difficult to identify
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May 20, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • PHP Integration.
  • Powerful configuration.
  • Redirects made easy.
  • Configuration files are located on different places depending on your Linux distro.
  • If you have an error on one configuration file, apache refuses to start and sometimes is difficult to know why.
  • Security is not great by default, but making a todo list help when you configure a new server.
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May 13, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Fast installation
  • Good integration with other tools
  • Serving multilple sites by virtualhosts
  • Resource consuming
  • Not so fast as other simpler tools
  • Not so performing for large traffic sites
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May 01, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Mature and solid product
  • Well documented and supported by community
  • Easy to set up and get going
  • Reverse proxy
  • Open source with constant development
  • Comes out of box with many systems such as Linux
  • Apache is built with the sync/blocking I/O architecture, which isn't as efficient as async/non-blocking I/O used by alternatives such as NGINX
  • Heavily relies on using configuration files, which can be error prone
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January 17, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Apache Web Server provides detailed configuration options that makes it great for web applications where performance and a high level of security are a consideration.
  • It works well even with reasonable compute / hardware for infrastructure.
  • Although it has detailed configuration and administration capabilities, there is a steep learning curve to be able to configure Apache Web Server. It is not for beginners.
  • The management console / dashboard can certainly be made better with default parameters in place.
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November 09, 2019
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Apache is Open Source, governed well (the foundation) and probably the most stable computing platform ever.
  • Apache is probably one of the most customizable and configurable pieces of software that I have ever run across in more than 30 years of development.
  • If there is something that Apache can not do, then you need to ask yourself; should I be doing that? The point here is that it is a solid solution and seems to only integrate other technologies that are of the highest caliber.
  • Apache will live forever and you can not go wrong with it.
  • The one thing that I worry about Apache is the PHP language which is integrated into the platform. I am not sure if PHP has a relevant future. I worry about this because Python is becoming very popular.
  • Some, not so sharp developers, might complain about the configuration file. Yes, it is complex. You need to learn it.
  • Apache SSL documentation can be better.
  • I would like to see video streaming, that would be fantastic.
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February 13, 2019
Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
  • The default configurations which comes with Apache server needs to get optimized for performance and security with every new installation as these defaults are not recommended to push on the production environment directly.
  • Security options and advanced configurations are not easy to set up and require an additional level of expertise.
  • Admin frontend GUI could be improved to a great extent to match with other enterprise tools available to serve similar requirements.
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March 01, 2019
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Apache allows for single site configuration using .htaccess files. This allows you to make changes on a micro level.
  • Apache offers WHM which allows experienced server admins a powerful tool for configuring their web server.
  • Apache is well maintained. It receives frequent feature upgrades, security patches, and vulnerability improvements.
  • Apache spawns new processes for each request.
  • Apache allows you to modify its configuration (which is a plus). This, however, can cause a serious threat to the security, if not done properly.
  • Apache consumes more RAM under heavier load.
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October 30, 2017
Tyler Longren | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to configure and is the go-to web server for many people.
  • Great documentation and community support.
  • Modules for added functionality.
  • Quicker development of new features.
  • A slim version of Apache would be neat for use in small deployments.
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October 26, 2017
Hari Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Just copying our application folder in webapps and restarting the server will provide the application in browser and mostly it's secured.
  • Easily change from default port to custom port
  • Easily to transition http to https after doing some minimal set of configurations
  • Can easily navigate with your own domain name using Apache by doing some configuration
  • I would prefer it to be more user friendly
  • Looking for clear user guide documentation to understand all functionality
  • If EAR files are added, they should be accepted. In fact, accepting only WAR files.
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April 11, 2017
Chuq Yang | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The documentation for Apache is very extensive and useful.
  • There are a lot of users and systems folks that are familiar with Apache Web Server.
  • There are so many available modules to help you customize Apache for your uses.
  • There are times that Apache doesn't scale as well as we want.
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October 14, 2016
Warren Krysiak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Stability - the apache web server is extremely stable, with many months or even years in-between crashes or reboots
  • Documentation - Apache is the #1 web server in the world, so there is a huge amount of documentation for support
  • Compatibility - Apache is compatible with every technology I have come across
  • Powerful - Apache can do a lot with a little, with hardware requirements that are very easy to achieve for low cost
  • Apache configuration can be difficult for advanced setups
  • Apache is configured slightly differently for the various flavors of Linux.
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May 27, 2016
Chris Coppenbarger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Private files can be hidden or set up only for specific users.
  • You can block certain file types from being uploaded to your website.
  • You can block certain IP addresses from accessing your website.
  • Apache web server does not allow for multi-threading, meaning that too many users can crash the system causing downtime for your website.
  • Apache web server is not very fast in that you have to do some tweaking to allow for your website to be faster.
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March 27, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Street Cred: Apache Web Server is the Founder for all of Apache Foundation's other projects. Without the Web Server, Apache Foundation would look very different. That being said, they have done a good job of maintaining the code base, and keeping a lot of what makes Apache so special
  • Stability: Apache is rock-solid. While no software is perfect, Apache can parse your web sources quickly and cleanly.
  • Flexibility: Need to startup your own Webpage? Done. Wordpress? Yup. REST Endpoint? Check. Honeypot? Absolutely.
  • Large Attack Surface: Since Apache WS has been around so long, it's easy for villains to attack a public instance and find a vulnerability that may have existed for a lengthy period of time. With the rise of Platforms such as MetaSploit and Linux distro's like ParrotOS and Kali, finding those types of bugs / holes becomes much easier and cheaper.
  • Configuration Scheme: While it's easy to configure Apache, it's a bit strange if you have never been exposed to it: Most software packages (indeed, even competing Web Servers) enable / disable webpages by a simple config file, Apache has a multistep process to setting up Websites. And while this might be great for larger websites, it's a lot of work for a simple webpage (say, something that simply vomits a report or informational page). I feel like this could be simplified greatly.
  • Configuration Fatigue: Iterating off of the last point: The configuration files themselves are extensive, and lengthy. They resemble XML, but are not quite: They are actually sort of their own Markup, so that makes configuration a little more costly, in units of time.
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May 10, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Apache web server is free and doesn't come tagged with license/purchase costs.
  • Apache is the oldest web server and is widely used. The major advantage here is that all kinds of issues have been reported/resolved which gives an ease of understanding/ability for the user for install/support purposes.
  • It is the most widely used web server in the market and has been known to support new technology. This web server is continuously updated by a team of developers- keeping it up to standards.
  • Apache has a strong user community that helps with answering questions in any area - installation/support/maintenance/upgrade of this software.
  • Apache web server is a highly recommended server and its disadvantages outweigh its advantages any time.
  • Apache web server uses thread based processing which has some ove head when compared to newer web servers.
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February 26, 2016
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Great handling of virtual hosts.
  • Works extremely well with Perl/CGI and the Mod-Perl module for fast and reliable execution of server side scripts.
  • Handles serving up web pages well, a true no muss, no fuss situation.
  • Sometimes a little hard to patch.
  • If you're not careful with the settings, you can easily provide too much information about your server to people you don't want to.
  • If you're not familiar with text configuration files, it can get a little hairy, as there is no GUI interface for setting it up.
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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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