Apache and Nginx in Tandem
October 30, 2017

Apache and Nginx in Tandem

Tyler Longren | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Apache Web Server

We use it to host sites on all of our Linux servers. Sometimes it's used in conjunction with Nginx, using Nginx as a reverse proxy.
  • 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.
  • It's open source so the price can't get any better.
  • It's easy to find people who know how to administer an Apache web server due to its popularity.
Apache is often used in conjunction with Nginx, with Nginx in front of Apache to serve static assets like CSS and JS. Both are easy to configure. IIS is pretty cumbersome and is not as flexible as Apache.
Hosting PHP apps like WordPress, Drupal, or Magento. Virtual host configuration is easy and can support a large number of different domains.