Secure and performance centric web server for advanced system admins
January 17, 2020

Secure and performance centric web server for advanced system admins

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Apache Web Server

Apache Web Server is used for hosting some of our internal web applications and database instances including a few partner/customer facing web applications and websites that need fine tuned web servers and performance.
  • 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.
  • Positive impact on ROI since Apache Web Server is open source, needing no upfront license fees.
  • Positive impact on business objectives for handling web workload that need fine tuned web servers and security.
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.
Due to wide adaption of Apache Web Server, it is very easy to get best practices documentation and support from online forums and other sources.

Do you think Apache HTTP Server delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Apache HTTP Server's feature set?

Yes

Did Apache HTTP Server live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Apache HTTP Server go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Apache HTTP Server again?

Yes

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.