November 09, 2019
Score 10 out of 10
Read Jason Smith, DPA's full review
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.