Apache Web Server Reviews

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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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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.
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Hari Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 26, 2017

Apache the Best!!!

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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).
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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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About Apache Web Server

Apache Web Server (Apache HTTP Server) is an application infrastructure, an open source HTTP server.

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