Apache Server

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Apache review by Nacho G.
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"The most complete web server"

What do you like best?

Apache Server is an application to publish websites on your own server in an agile and powerful way. It is really complete and has many options, for example recently it has allowed me to configure two different web pages in two different domains on the same server, with SSL enabled and with different certificates for each one, definitively it's the most complete service.

What do you dislike?

Being so powerful, has a drawback, it is very complicated to configure it safely. Only with installing the service you have an operative web page, but once you want to deepen you have to dedicate many hours.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apache is simply the best service to publish secure web pages on linux servers, for that reason it is the most used software for that purpose.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Apache Server to publish different websites that we create for our clients. We usually use external hosting services, but in many cases we use our own servers with Apache Server

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Apache review by Blas R.
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"The best web server"

What do you like best?

Apache it's a multi-platform web server, stable and free with amazing features. You can define multiples websites, each one with their configuration and security options, an all of them are efficiently managed by the service to manage a large number of http and https request.

It's interesting that you can configure the options to define witch folders will be accessible from the net in your server, and with that you can do a simple website with the files available for download like a FTP site.

What do you dislike?

It's very complete, but this also means that it's difficult to configure the service to be secured.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apache works really good and it's our default web server from more than 7 years, without any problem in this period.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We publish web applications in our web server with Apache server. Also we use to publish internal news blog with important notifications for the colleges.

What Application Server solution do you use?

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Apache review by Jose H.
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"A multiplatform server, free, robust with great security and performance"

What do you like best?

This software is a multi-platform, free and robust web server that has a great variety of functionalities. First of all it allows efficiently manage a large number of requests made via http, controlling the delivery or denial of service according to the security policies that are established, in a second place, it allows configuring access restrictions to the files to prevent unauthorized access to them, thirdly, allows users to show some predetermined web pages or information in general when there is an error in accessing a server resource, fourth, allows efficient management of logs with requests received and the errors produced in the server, in order to generate access statistics, and finally, the apache server also allows us to configure virtual hosts with encryption of type https.

What do you dislike?

Extensive knowledge and experience is required to achieve a great performance of the web server and optimal security settings, therefore, installing the web server and making it work in a production environment would be fatal because it only has the default basic configurations, therefore under these conditions the server would have great vulnerability and low performance, on the other hand, there is no configuration panel that can facilitate the administration of the web server.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If this web server will be used in a production environment, make sure you never leave the settings that the software comes by default, because it would be a very high security risk. In this sense, it is required to make an optimal configuration at security level, and an optimal configuration to have the best performance considering also the technical characteristics of the hardware on which the web server will be implemented.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Es un software que fácilmente puede ser implementado para alojar muchos proyectos web, así como también permite ahorrar costos porque es gratuito y además, se puede instalar en una variedad de sistemas operativos porque es multiplataforma, asi que con una configuración óptima del servidor web se puede tener un software potente para la gestión de servicios vía http.

Apache review by Bonaventura P.
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"The best web server"

What do you like best?

Apache is the best web server with difference since always, without any doubt. It is very easy to install for the first time, since it is compiled for all the distributions, and once installed you can upload your web just by copying the files, although without going into many configurations.

What do you dislike?

The negative part is undoubtedly that it is really very complex to configure all the parameters that it includes, they are really infinite. Requires a good online manual to go setting the different fields of the configuration files

Recommendations to others considering the product

Actually using apache is almost mandatory, since the alternatives are not up to par. Once configured correctly, it offers a secure service for your web pages, external or internal.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Apache Server in practically all the servers, because almost all the servers have some web interface to control some service.

Apache review by Maria Antonieta M.
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"A fairly flexible system but a little complex."

What do you like best?

Its flexibility to be used in any operating system and its compatibility with other applications are 2 of the things that I like most about this product, they really are var many advantages that it has, but without a doubt that multiplatform function is what most attracts everyone to use it. Ahh and of course it is an open source server, the best.

What do you dislike?

many times the configuration is quite complex so that the system can work properly, adding that its administration is not as good as other similar services, and also that I think it should be able to integrate with more applications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The Apache web server is completely free and can be downloaded by anyone in the world.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to manage my website from my own server is something that has helped me a lot at work. although I really have to use other systems to complement the faults.

Apache review by Anastasia A.
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"Apache, is there anything better?"

What do you like best?

It is the best HTTP protocol server in the world, and even if it has decapitated its use in recent years, this should not be for a long time, since its community of collaborators is one of the strongest and most accredited in the world. Millions of users daily confirm their preference with respect to other web servers. Apache is always the first choice for developers in programming languages such as PHP, Python, Perl, etc. Apache is very friendly with applications developed with open source tools, almost all development languages have libraries to adapt to Apache. Your wide community is the best support for online help: when a problem arises, surely someone solved it and one can benefit from this. The behavior records recorded in the Logs files, are detailed and offer multiple parameters to determine vulnerabilities, that can be identified by security tools, many of them also open source, such as ModSecurity, Mod_evasive or other tools. Apache also has one of the best supports for open source database managers such as Postgres and Mysql, which work harmoniously with this, allowing high quality applications. Apache is undoubtedly the best option, easily configurable for development or production environments for applications that require from simple requirements to high availability

What do you dislike?

maybe they could include in the solution, graphical solutions for Gnome or another Windows management for linux, to measure their performance

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apache should always be your first and last selection

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

all my application prototypes are tested and tuned with Apache, one of the last was an implementation of OTRS software for ticket management

Apache review by Rama K.
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"Most efficient server for LAMP Environments"

What do you like best?

I am working as PHP Developer with Macate Group and I am using Apache server, since its inbuilt in LAMP environment. Its really very easy to use and can start,, restart or stop the services or jobs just with a command. Its very easy to install and can run n number of jobs. As all the other servers may do it, but I prefer Apache more useful for me and also its an open source

What do you dislike?

I believe no software is perfect. The big dislike I face with Apache is with the port numbers. It usually should work for me on 80 and 443, but when I open skype, the numbers automatically cannot change and need to update the port number automatically in the config files

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its an open source and very easy to use. But the support will be terrible

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running bigger cron jobs and updating the queues . Populating the database fields by using external API's and storing the data in the database. The benefits are 1. time saving 2. Optimization 3. Secured etc

Apache review by Ramon V.
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"Essential web server"

What do you like best?

Apache is a great service to publish websites, together with ISS and Nginx, which are the alternatives. But Apache is much faster than the others, according to some synthetic tests, up to twice as fast

What do you dislike?

The worst thing about Apache is undoubtedly how complicated it is to configure it, since it requires some good prior knowledge to have it configured correctly

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apache is the most powerful option to have your own web server. It is a bit complicated to configure but once it is operational it has a multitude of options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for all the servers of my company, it is the best option to run web pages on linux servers. It allows me to have different websites on the same server and use it with certificates and SSL protection

Apache review by Eduardo G.
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"Currently the best web server "

What do you like best?

Apache web server it's a cross-platform application that gives you hundreds of options to configure it. To get it up, it's easy but there are lots of properties that you can define to get your services totally customized and secure. For example, you can define rules to set witch files will be accessible from the web and witch no, define witch users can see some pages or have multiple websites running in the same server, each one with a totally differenced options.

What do you dislike?

Apache has so many options that to configure everything is very complicated, and sometimes you need to spend much ours to get it good configured. Other handicap of apache at different of other web servers, is that there aren't available a control panel to deal with the numerous options

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's the best alternative and it's used by the majority of web servers. It's free and customizable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use apache2 to get publish a lot of websites that I use in my company in internal way. Majority of them are applications that we develop or from third-party but where the administration is done by a website.

Apache review by Pilar M.
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"The web service by excellence"

What do you like best?

Apache server it's the web server used by the 95% of administrators over the world, because it's the best in different aspects: First, it's available and compiled for the principal operatives systems that runs in servers, second because it's stable and runs very fast. And third, because it's maintained by the community, and this with thousands of users becomes in very tested and verified product.

What do you dislike?

It's a product for advanced administrators, comes with a basic configuration that is not recommendable for use in production because isn't safe enough.If you want to tune it to production, with the configuration of certificates and with the SSL enabled you need to work in that a few days.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apache it's the best option to publish a website. It's fast and secure if it's configured right.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's our web server in all servers that we have, in the internal servers we use to publish some web applications that we use, like inventory databases and some internal applications. Also we use externally to publish some websites to Internet

Apache review by Ramon G.
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"The default web server"

What do you like best?

Apache server it's the web server that everybody use as default, because it's the best option that there are in Linux. It's easy to install, since it is available for all environments, and once it's installed it weak up automatic. Once you have it installed just you needs to put the HTML files to the correct directory and you have a website running. It's really easy.

What do you dislike?

The advanced configurations are not so easy to configure, mainly the security options, the certificates configurations or for example get different webs in the same server, but anyway there are lots of manuals on the net to configure apache, so there are the MAN pages that also includes the information to configure.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apache server it's the web server used by more than 90% of the system administrators because it's simple the best. The alternatives in Linux are not interesting, and in Windows the main alternative is the Microsoft Internet Server, and they are like night and day

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basically we use to publish locally some websites for internal usage or for develop. Normally our computers has Apache2 installed and we can watch whatever we are developing in real time without connect to other computers.

Apache review by abhishek k.
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"Best OpenSource webserver till date"

What do you like best?

Apache is robust and simple and was far easier than any other opensource webserver currently in the market. It is very simple but at the same time quite powerful and handy to use in different environment

What do you dislike?

The frontend GUI for adminstrative purpose is not as good at other enterprise tools in market but the fact is it comes with no cost and easily be handled without any heavy money being put for implementation

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would like to recommend to any organisation to go ahead with apache server as this is best tool in market today which comes with no cost to organisation and also there is lot of open forum which resolves the bug fixes and issue in no time compare to big organisation which require lot of money to be put on the product for its maitainence cost . This is one the light weight and amazing tool every organisation should approve and support to go ahead with best capabilities and utilisation of this amazing , robust , easy and secure product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

this was used for light weight application development used across cross platform. It also provides the secure environment for our app even though it is open source

Apache review by Shabbir H.
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"Apache is the simplest and cleanest webserver available today."

What do you like best?

I like the fact that Apache works across all platforms, but also that it is so amazingly extensible. The fact that you can proxy servers from behind and make them available via this secure engine is brilliant - especially for node.js and dot net core projects.

What do you dislike?

Very little, there is almost nothing to dislike - perhaps the only thing I would say is that for Windows/Mac users there isn't a decent reliable GUI tool to admin config files - aside from a text editor - but to be honest that isn't really a dislike, it is just part of working with Apache (and its related pieces of software).

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want a simple web-server that can be used cross-platform (config files cascade operating environments with minimal problems for example) - and want to use it to secure and hide other services you have behind and have those services served by Apache - or a secure Web Server - then Apache is the way to go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows us to host dot net applications as well as any other technology that we want - but still have the security of Apache.

Apache review by Tamara B.
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"It powers a big part of the Internet "

What do you like best?

Apache is Open Source Software: that means you can modify it to suit your needs without breaking any license agreement. You can find an Apache webserver running on a variety of environment, from hosting servers to local developement. It is easy to install it on your own machine and use it to learn and test many applications.

What do you dislike?

It isn't the most performing anymore: there are some solutions that seem faster than Apache, though you can set up a very reliable web server with it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do you have an old computer and you need a local webserver to start developing your own websites? Do you want to learn something about webservers by configuring your local machine? Then go for Apache: you can install it by yourself or using a package with a DB included.

Do you need a web hosting? Many use Apache as their webserver: it is reliable and stable, and it is open source: that means that the software can be continuously improved by the community.

As it is Open Source software, it's inexpensive. There is a cost, though: you obviously pay for the expertise needed if you purhnase services based on it. If you use Apache by yourself, then you'd consider the time you spend as the cost for setup.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've set up some local development machines and I've learn some useful skills while configurating them. A great advantage is that you don't have to spend any money to buy a license (but remember, your job have to be compliant with the same open source licenses Apache has been released under).

Apache review by Rakesh K.
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"Apache Server Review"

What do you like best?

Been using apache server for a lot of things, and it has proven to be extremely reliable and load efficient. It supports a wide variety of web development languages. Also, it is super simple to install. The best part - It is Open Source!:D

What do you dislike?

Maybe they can set up a GUI for configuration files. That would make our life a lot easier. I am not sure if they have kerberos support, if not, they should consider including this.

It would make a lot of big commercial firms use Apache server.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I cant think of anything else even closely competitive with apache server.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using apache server to the simple internal website we maintain for our team. The best part is we are not using any company funds to maintain this.

I have also used it for many personal projects, and it has just served the purpose.

Apache review by Miguel J.
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"Excelent web server for Linux"

What do you like best?

The first thing that you realize about apache, is that it's available in all distribution already packages and maybe installed. After that you can start the service and you have a simple website working locally, and after some work, you can get your server publishing a website to the net.Te

What do you dislike?

The negative point of Apache is that there are options that are not easy to find and configure, and normally there are too much information, not always sorted.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apache is the principal software to publishing websites. It's designed for production environments with much websites in same server. It's very stable and reliable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use apache in my personal computer of the work to publishing some internal websites or applications that runs over apache, like Phppgadmin for example.

Apache review by Pepe  B.
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"Apache, the web server of reference"

What do you like best?

Apache it's a Unix software that permits create a web server without much difficulty.

It's available for all distributions, and after install it from the repository it's working immediately.

There are hundreds of configurations available and there are a big manual to deal with them

What do you dislike?

In general nothing. Maybe it's a bit hard to get it configured with SSL and signed certificates.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's the best web server, much better than ISS of Microsoft and Java alternatives.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to publish some internal and external websites of my company.

Apache review by Attila B.
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"Apache Server"

What do you like best?

What I like the most in apache Server is that you can configure almost everything according to your needs. Maybe some special configuration needs a bit reseach on the internet, but with 10-15 minutes of research, you can find your answer.

What do you dislike?

There could be special edge cases, where you really need to dig deep into the core config of apache, or you have to use some "dirty" workarounds to implement your tricky requirements.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apache server is easy to use, even for beginners, becuase the big community behind it. You can find the solution to your specific problems with 10-15 minutes of research.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Apache server is an Application server, so you can deploy and run your application on this server. The most noticable benefit of Apache Server, that it is easy to configure, and it is maintainable.

Apache review by Saurabh A.
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"Apache continues to be the web server workhorse"

What do you like best?

Apache is the oldest and still most widely used webserver. It shines because of a large ecosystem of modules and a thriving community.

What do you dislike?

Over the time I think it has also become a bit bloated. For hosting statics I recommend Nginx now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Again , Apache is not the fastest and leanest option for hosting static content. However, if you have a PHP stack, there is not better alternative in the market better than Apache web server. (And if you host Perl content, you can still use mod_perl). Overall, you can't go wrong with it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Apache is a tried , tested and enterprise ready web server. It also happens to be open source and free. I would highly recommend Apache as part of the LAMP stack for PHP content

Apache review by Michael P.
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"Works fine, lasts a long time."

What do you like best?

Fast, secure, and easy to set up. Apache is very well known, the community is well-established and can provide a plethora of information for any use case you can think of it modern web development. There are extensions and tutorials available for practically any feature imaginable.

What do you dislike?

Some of the configuration can be a bit obtuse, but there is tons of information available online to help you get through it. That is just the price of flexibility. Also, being the biggest name in the game, Apache is also often the target for exploits as well, though you can't really fault them for that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

What else are you going to use? Nginx is fine and has some speed benefits, but lacks features, and doesn't have the proven track record of Apache. Node.js is OK if you *really* want to roll your own server, but even that is better served as a module in an Apache stack. I don't really know of any other web server that comes close to competing with Apache.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Serving web pages is fast and easy, more complex things like preprocessors, CGI, etc can be added on with relative ease. There are no major snags or hurdles that I've encountered in 5+ years of working with Apache. It just works.

Apache review by Rut B.
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"Most popular and complete server "

What do you like best?

I like its popularity and the way it is easy to find information about its usage and configuration.

Almost every framework or library comes with instructions about how to install it on Apache, and most part of web applications run Apache

What do you dislike?

At time, it happens that some features, like the redirect module, can be very difficult to understand and configure, even with the many instructions you can find online.

However, to really master Apache you need good training, hopefully with dedicated manuals and guides.

Still, Apache has serious performance issues with specific configurations, and unresolved serious troubles, like the php fastcgi modules breaking chunk uploads

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We run Apache for 95% of web software we sell to our customers

Apache review by Rosendo M.
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"The main HTTP server "

What do you like best?

Apache it's the default web server in all Unix servers. It's available packaged in almost all distributions, with the different packages that you can need, SSL support, PHP7 support, etc.

Apache has much configurations related with security and with have more than one website in one server

What do you dislike?

The amount of configurations, makes difficult to find the correct configuration that you need in each moment. The manuals are really big and old fashioned.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's fast and reliable. Works perfect in all environments. Can be used with SSL and certificates.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use as internal web server for different applications that we use in our company.

Apache review by Luis T.
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"most used, but don't liked for pro people."

What do you like best?

apache server is a tool for run initial services on web. is very easy the install, and configuring. execute php, lua and more languaje by modules. simple.

What do you dislike?

apache server is a very hight consumer of ram memory, the thread control is poor and consume the resources of the machine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if your project is a small or medium size use apache, but if your project is a big big bigggggg don't use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

deploy muchs services more easy, but for big projects is not recommended.

Apache review by Marco B.
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"The most used web server on the web."

What do you like best?

The best of using Apache Server is that it is built with real problems in mind: Security, safety, and availability. It has a very long history of development, and that makes it the most secure web server around. Its documentation is well written, and complete, but not that important: You can find solutions for most configuration issues online, for free, or you can buy consulting services. It is also extensible via loadable modules to provide more functions when they are not build in.

What do you dislike?

The configuration is complicated. OK, it's very flexible, and there's a lot to configure so it has a very steep learning curve if you want to know everything about it. This can be frustrating to the newbie, but with some effort you can get to do what you need. Configuration is only possible via multiple text files. There are external tools for helping with configuration, but community help requires knowledge of the text configuration files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Always start with a default configuration. Read the default page that appears after installation: It gives you insight on where configuration files are, and how to manage them. Make searches on the internet, there's always someone that already faced (and solved) the same problem you are facing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most web servers I write software for are Apache Server, often with PHP. Having an application run on Apache Server makes it readily available on most external providers for hosting, both shared, and dedicated.

Apache review by Justin G.
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"Useful and standard with linux"

What do you like best?

The pricepoint is great; it's modularity and ability to manually configure it along side the fact that it runs on windows, linux, and bsd is pretty cool too (maybe it runs on mac; idunno)

What do you dislike?

with modularity and an adherance to the principles of unix with configuration files etc comes with the downside of having to know how to configure them; it's difficult to do if you've never taken classes on sysadmin stuff.

Recommendations to others considering the product

make sure you are patient and can read a sysadmin guide for using it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it's good for displaying web pages. i've since switched to nginx to try out their modular use of mod_wsgi vs apache's

Apache review by Dr. C. Michael S.
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"The Platform in Web Development"

What do you like best?

I like how it supports a wide variety of web development languages and makes it possible to develop offline if necessary.

What do you dislike?

I don't like applications running in the background of my computer in general and Apache does just that. However, it is worth the sacrifice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend Apache Server to all other web developers or those running servers on Linux, Unix, or Windows platforms.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As an instructor of web design and advanced web development. I realize the benefit of not having to upload files, preview results and then repeat - I can do it offline quickly when Apache is running on my machine.

Apache review by Koldo I.
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"the web server by excellence"

What do you like best?

Apache is the service for publishing web pages on virtually all Unix servers, with the exception of Tomcat and some other minority.

It allows to mount different web pages on the same server and secure everything with the SSL protocol

What do you dislike?

the only drawback of Apache is that it is not simple to configure everything, and normally you have to have previous experience to obtain a stable service

Recommendations to others considering the product

The best application to publish websites. Worldwide used with enormous recognition

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use apache to publish the web pages of some services that we offer to other companies.

Apache review by Matt M.
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"Apache Server Admin (In-house)"

What do you like best?

Apache Server is very easy to set up and maintain. Apache is the standard server to learn web servers on and will be around for a very long time. Well designed graphical interfaces help new users become comfortable with a new online environment. Default passwords are easily changed and other safety measures keep your server secure from online attacks.

What do you dislike?

Because of Apache's widespread use, Apache Servers are the targets to malicious attacks from hackers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apache Server is the best choice for the most common web solutions today. Ease of setup and with a small learning curve makes Apache Server the right choice.

Great online resources are readily available for new and old users. I recommend to try out Apache Server even with an established server solution in place due to Apache Servers ease of use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I solve small business problems such as in-office connectivity among our employees and web access with clients When there is less time wasted on trying to learn difficult new software, there is more time for employees to be productive and maintain a steady workflow in an office environment. Keeping cost down for the employer and maintaining a proactive business model, in effect keeping profits high and payroll down.

Apache review by DHAVAL S.
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"Open Source Cross platform web server"

What do you like best?

It is fast, reliable and secure. It can be highly customized to meet the needs of many different environments by using extensions and modules.

What do you dislike?

Security is the major concern associated with Apache web server. As it allows an individual to do modification in the configuration, it might cause serious security issue if not taken care of properly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To make things secure, reliable we are using Apache server. It is available free of cost that requires no license. Easy to install and use full-featured web server. Immediate changes, no need to restart the server for new changes to be reflected.

Apache review by Joel P.
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"Decades of Apache Experience"

What do you like best?

Well documented, enough for self-support, incredibly stable, incredibly versatile and scalable.

What do you dislike?

Steep learning curve that I can't appreciate now that I'm a decade in a

Recommendations to others considering the product

Add someone to your team that has decades of Apache Server experience if you don't already have a member with the experience. It's an essential part of any Linux server administrators toolkit.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hosting a dozen or so domains on a single t2.micro server used only by content editors, the rest is hosted up by CDN and Cloudfront.

Apache review by Administrator in Oil & Energy
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"Fantastic Experience! "

What do you like best?

I find that Apache server is straight forward to use and integrates perfectly with *NIX systems. The configuration is easy to pick up on and module installation is quick and easy.

It fully supports PHP and MYSQL allowing the majority of cms' to install and work perfectly.

It is also great to use as a proxy, I use it to proxy a tomcat web application and the proxy is easy to configure, supports SSL and logs errors correctly

What do you dislike?

Its not as fast as NGINX.

Updating Apache can be tricky due to the number of dependency however this is dependent on the OS uses.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this not only for hosting websites ourselves but also to proxy a web application to hide it from the web. It also allows us to proxy a none SSL web application and add a SSL certificate via Apache to make things more secure for our clients.

Apache review by Benjamin B.
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"The gold standard for web-servers."

What do you like best?

Easy to set-up for anyone familiar with Linux servers. Install with package manager of choice, edit a few config files and off it goes. Included in practically every distribution's package repositories.

Great performance without much tuning.

Rock-solid stability.

Very widely supported. Easy to install extra CGI extensions like PHP and Ruby/Passenger.

Completely free and open-source.

Actively developed and updated.

What do you dislike?

Beginning to become outdated to the likes of more performant web servers like NGINX.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a simple web server to host your websites, you can't go too far wrong with Apache Server. If you're looking into something more performant and modern however, check out NGINX.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used to serve my websites and web applications.

Apache review by Satish S.
Satish S.
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"Best inexpensive webser found in market"

What do you like best?

Any one who come across the Apache Web server, the first thing comes into mind is how inexpensive and stable webserver it is. I have been using this websever to host the front end application and cost is zero. More over this is stable and no issues at all. It supports lot of modules and can connect to Oracle weblogic server, IBM websphere application server, jboss application server and lot more application servers.

What do you dislike?

When I first installed apache webserver on my machine, the first thing I disliked about it was that it does not have enough documentation. Now days I see lot of online forums and documentation available. so it should not be a problem now a days for anyone.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend others to switch to it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Apache webserver as webserver to the customers, we are hosting very good online applications that are revenue generating. apache webserver would be future of online applications for web content hosting.

Apache review by MA P.
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"Webserver service"

What do you like best?

It's free , open software and got lot of community and worldwide knowledge.

What do you dislike?

Really nothing, it's great in everything!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Using windows you could use an IIS Server

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's my cloud server for websites.

Apache review by Chris W.
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"A great solution for practically any project"

What do you like best?

Apache is tried and true so if you think you'll need a lot of power for your project, or even if you don't, it's a great solution. You'll find plenty of support online in case you run into any issues.

What do you dislike?

Unless you're using a one-click install provided by your provider, this is going to take some time to configure.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Delivering any content, whether it be externally or to your employees internally.

Apache review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Apache server"

What do you like best?

For me is the best web server today for several things like cross OS installation, customization and stability. Is flexible because of ability to pick and choose various modules. Has enhanced security (notable, because vulnerabilities typically are attacked in Windows-based machines). Has strong user-community support.

What do you dislike?

in Apache itself, nothing. but several plugins are difficult to configure or make them work like expected. Sometimes not every configuration is intuitive, but every time we can make it work. Is a process-based server, which means each simultaneous connection requires a thread that can incur significant overhead

Recommendations to others considering the product

The Apache HTTP Server Project is a collaborative software development effort aimed at creating a robust, commercial-grade, featureful, and freely-available source code implementation of an HTTP (Web) server. The project is jointly managed by a group of volunteers located around the world, using the Internet and the Web to communicate, plan, and develop the server and its related documentation. This project is part of the Apache Software Foundation. In addition, hundreds of users have contributed ideas, code, and documentation to the project. This file is intended to briefly describe the history of the Apache HTTP Server and recognize the many contributors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm a full stack developer and several times we needed to custom several configurations and with Apache we make it work.

Apache review by Allan W.
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"Apache web server"

What do you like best?

Compact and fits in small servers. The TLS and SSL layers.

What do you dislike?

I have nothing bad to say about Apache Web server.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Several years ago, or a decade ago. LAMPs and WAMPs were a study unto itself. Nowadays, Wordpress and vairants will do the Webpage setup for you. No need to be a back end programmer anymore.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Web server for business and personal

Apache review by Consultant
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"Very robust and configurable web server"

What do you like best?

I like that apache web server is open source, has a very large userbase and can be configured to do pretty much anything one could possibly want to do with an HTTP server.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how easy it is to DoS with slowloris exploit. I also dislike the configuration file syntax in comparison to nginx.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Probably the best HTTP server implementation around. Nginx is really good too though.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been using apache to host client websites and applications, as well as internal systems, both of which are fundamental to my business needs.

Apache review by Zaki R.
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"Clearly one of the best open-source products for running web servers"

What do you like best?

You can download the basic Apache server free

Configuring Apache requires editing directives in text files

User authentication and access control are managed primarily via .htaccess files;

As a platform for development, Apache directly supports CGI scripts and server-side includes, and its wide variety of modules provide plug-in support for Perl, PHP, emulated ASP, and other page-generation and Web-scripting languages.

What do you dislike?

Authentication and security options in the basic Apache server are limited.

Apache's performance starts decreasing once many concurrent users jump on your site where Nginx's performance doesn't drop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apache HTTP Server remains the undisputed leader in Web servers, and experts have cited the following reasons:

Apache is open-source software, and it is well documented, which provides for

valuable and reliable support options.

Apache is consistently updated with new features.

Apache can be used free of charge.

Apache supports multiple hardware and operating system (OS) platforms.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running my webbased monitoring application on apache server

Apache review by Matthew L.
Matthew L.
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"System Admin"

What do you like best?

It's a top notch product that really provides great service. It is also popular to find good information for it on-line .

What do you dislike?

There is a learning curve associate with it. So it takes some time to become familiar with it. Once you find out the logs and how it fits into the application you should be good to go.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it because of the applications that I support use it. It's very stable and once you become familiar with it and the logs it makes it easier to maintain.

Apache review by Scottg M.
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"Apache a bargain for begginer to pro"

What do you like best?

Easy to use and get up and running, code modifiable license free, runs on windows or Linux (Lamp,Wamp)

What do you dislike?

Update polices are rigid, some security issues regarding some of the processes

Recommendations to others considering the product

Trial against your current product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Government applications for a wide range of applications, TCO is an advantage especially with more expertise on the market

Apache review by User in E-Learning
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"Apache is a robust tool with many configuration capabilities"

What do you like best?

Apache is one easy to configure web server, with many extensions and configuration options.

Documentation is wide, there is many articles online about it.

What do you dislike?

Virtualhost syntaxe is a bit verbose, you often have to write many time the same configuration when managing many domains.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Apache as a main webserver.

Apache review by Hamid I.
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"Great product for a small to mid size business"

What do you like best?

What I like the best about Apache Server is that it seems like it was built with programmers in mind. I never have wonder around or read any FAQ.

What do you dislike?

What I probably say I don't like about Apache is that I would never rely on it's security considering that it's free.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Web site management.

Apache review by User
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"Popular web server with many benefits"

What do you like best?

Easy to install and use full-featured web server, More support and faster turnaround time, Immediate changes, no need to restart the server for new changes to be reflected.

What do you dislike?

Security is the major concern associated with Apache web server. As it allows an individual to do modification in the configuration, it might cause serious security issue if not taken care of properly.

Having access to httpd.conf main server config file, user shouldn't use .htaccess file at all as it may slow down Apache http server.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Application server hosting and business server hosting

Apache review by User
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"Awesome software for the price"

What do you like best?

It works! It is extensible! It is easy to download, deploy, configure, and use to meet business requirements!

What do you dislike?

Lots of wrong information provided when searching for help online due to the broad adoption and varying skill levels of those responding and posting. Can be somewhat confusing before one becomes familiar with the thought process and deployment models.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider the ramifications of open source for security and stability and frequency of required updates.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Delivering business applications that require web server services and leverage public, private, and hybrid cloud.

Apache review by User in Program Development
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"Very Easy to use"

What do you like best?

In my modest opinion is the best way to emulate a web host. For example yo can use for joonla and wordpress templates devolopment. It rules perfect with Net Beans IDE.

What do you dislike?

Some times it uses the same port than other programs, but it is very easy to solve, change a port is very simple.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very good option.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's multiplataform, so we can use in all our computers, I use Apache to wor with windows 7 and 8.1, but some partners work with Ubuntu without problems.

Apache review by Noel M.
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"Excellent web server"

What do you like best?

Apache is very easy to configure and use on any version of Linux. The configuration is fairly standard and plug ins plentiful and easy to use

What do you dislike?

Like any Linux software there is a learning curve at first, but this is easily overcome once one gains a little experience

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's very easy to set up a web server for any size or scale with Apache and we are able to host multiple websites with it

Apache review by Administrator in Retail
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"It works for what I need"

What do you like best?

Simple, secure and stable. For running a server with smaller php based sites, its perfect.

What do you dislike?

If you are used to Windows/ IIS its obviously different so there is a learning curve if you dont know it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hosting multiple virtual servers on dedicated and VPS's for sites running, Wordpress, Magento and Vbulletin.

Apache review by Lionel L.
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"Awesome web server to host multiple Websites"

What do you like best?

I've created my own NAS using the OpenMediaVault distribution which is missing a Web server. As I wanted to host my own Web sites/apps I turned into a LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) solution.

Apache is a simple but powerful Web server that can handle multiple domains super easily. Via a DNS company I redirect the traffic to my NAS running Apache which can render/provide the appropriate page/site based on the Url.

What do you dislike?

The Url rewrite module (to use more friendly public Url) is difficult to debug and understand why a rule isn't working.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apache is free, stable and powerful. It requires little to none maintenance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having different public domain names redirecting the traffic to a single Apache server handling multiple websites.

Apache review by User in Financial Services
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"Apache, it’s a web server"

What do you like best?

I’m a really big fan of how I can install Apache on essentially any computer on the entire planet and it will work pretty darn well out of the box.

The modules are amazing, especially mod_rewrite, it lets us use the best SEO friendly URI for our intranet SPA based PWAs.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the lack of native JavaScript bindings and the overly verbose license the authors chose to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We’re serving up HTML, we’ve realized the benefit of serving up HTML.

Apache review by Raj T.
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"Excellent for an App Server "

What do you like best?

Extreme configurable, logs are awesome! Plug and play options are fun

What do you dislike?

Debugging an issue on Server is not pleasant. No hot deployment. I need to restart the whole server

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deploying the whole business processing logic on Apache Server

Apache review by Amit K.
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"apache server is used for web proxy redirection"

What do you like best?

easy configuration, proxy redirection, SAML authentication integration, filtering

What do you dislike?

some configuration issues at compile time, performance tuning when concurrent user access

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

useful for Web Proxy Redirection, Control to server request to multiple redirection, Fault tolerance,

Apache review by Celso R.
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"Powerfull web server"

What do you like best?

All the possibilites apache server give me

What do you dislike?

It is a well-known product, so hackers use to attack it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reverse proxy, web server, etc

Apache review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Very User friendly server"

What do you like best?

I got so much used to this server now

What do you dislike?

Not applicable. I am very comfortable with this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

E-commerce, CMS, Social networking sites, API Integrations

Apache review by User in Automotive
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"Old Reliable"

What do you like best?

Long established history, wide adoption, and plenty of help articles

What do you dislike?

Slows down under high usage, relatively complex directives

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Serves our companies web applications

Apache review by Consultant in Internet
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"Longtime User of Apache"

What do you like best?

As an open source developer and architect, Apache has been my go to server side software. Easy to configure, open source, and super fast.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike as I've been a long time user of this system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No license / low license fees is a huge boost for businesses that are needing server side coding for their business needs.

Apache review by User
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"A simple yet efficient server"

What do you like best?

Its flexibility and can be used in different OS, Easy configuration, Well documented

What do you dislike?

Should have a better Web UI for configuration and deployment management, needs user guide documentation to understand all functionality, sometimes it doesn't scale as well as we want

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hosting PHP apps , It can be used as a server or even a proxy.

Apache review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Wonderful server, easy and elegant"

What do you like best?

I use Apache server most of the time because it is free and easy. I like Apache Tomcat webserver, and use it all the time.

What do you dislike?

I used to have issues with less documentation or resources but nowadays I find plenty.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is nice and easy tool, great for newbies, not too complex.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used it locally to test our web application. It is very handy.

Apache review by Administrator in Internet
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"Apache web server review"

What do you like best?

It has been around for a long time so it's really easy to find good documentation and examples on how to set things up

What do you dislike?

It's starting to show its age and isn't as performant as some of the more recent contenders

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Serving web pages to users

Apache review by User in Food Production
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"Ease of Use"

What do you like best?

It's fairly easy to config and keeps good documentation. The modules also add to the functionality

What do you dislike?

New features are slow to be added and could be slightly more user friendly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tried this alternative to host multiple websites for multiple virtual hosts

Apache review by Stefan B.
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"An Open Source webserver, that is default with most hosting providers"

What do you like best?

Free, Open Source and Cross-platform.

It can be quite easily deployed locally (especially when using a LAMP or similar distribution), for testing purposes and is very widely used with web hosting providers.

Good performance and extensive control.

What do you dislike?

Finetuning security, permissions, special behaviours requires extensive technical knowledge.

For most average users, having a GUI dashboard is required.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is widely known and covered in countless books, tutorials and classes, so it is a very valid choice as your web server platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It was available out-of-the-box in OSX for quite a while, so very fast to test web development locally. Since Mountain Lion, you need to manually enable and activate it, though.

Apache review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"good general Web server"

What do you like best?

What I like most about Apache Web Server is that it just simply works. It's very easy to set-up and configure, get a website up in a few minutes. Good scripting support

What do you dislike?

Then command line interface for the product is fairly poor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting basic websites up and running for business apps and services

Apache review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Great Service for small projects"

What do you like best?

it is easier to understand and the documentation is great

What do you dislike?

Often slow with large dataset uploads. Interface is a little old and hard to navigate from menu item to another

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

hosting websites

Apache review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Apache Server"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, performance, great documentation, lots of help/info on use.

What do you dislike?

I'd like a config GUI for our non-technical users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Anything that requires a web server. We use it everywhere.

Apache review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Web Developer on Open Source"

What do you like best?

its natively running on every default server

What do you dislike?

its so many configuration and difficulties. sometimes for virtual host is almost meet incostitency

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

in development its it oke. ready to launch and configure

Apache review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"I love apache"

What do you like best?

It's open source, runs on UNIX, secure, efficient.

What do you dislike?

Very little. There is very little to dislike.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Web host

Apache review by Ahmed S.
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"Stable server for deploying your applications"

What do you like best?

It is very easy with Apache server to deploy and run your applications. It is easy to learn it in time manner. It is lite and running fast and also stopping fast. Nice server for your work.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to say about it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very useful for beginners to start working with it. :)

Apache review by Tom L.
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"Solid and Reliable"

What do you like best?

This is hands-down the best web server available. It's easy to install and configure. It's easy to find help when you run into issues. It has a huge community available for support, and it's open source.

What do you dislike?

There's really nothing bad to say about Apache.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's been around for years and it's a rock solid, mature product. This would be my first choice.

Apache review by Greg M.
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"Excellent open source web server"

What do you like best?

Mature, stable, free. The go-to web server, literally powering the majority of the internet. Mass adoption. Extensive documentation.

What do you dislike?

Community-based support, unless you arrange for a third-party support contract. Also prone to vulnerabilities, so constant updates required.

Recommendations to others considering the product

An excellent choice for an open source web server.

Apache review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Open Source, Free & Rock Solid"

What do you like best?

Apache is the standard web server for almost all Linux OS', and it is one of the easiest web servers to get up and running straight out of the box. Constant updates from the community keep the web server secure and using the latest technologies.

What do you dislike?

Exploits are often found and some of them can take a long time to have a resolution. As it is open-source, the bug list is publically accessible, so a malicious hacker could find a bug and design an exploit easily (this has been done multiple times).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apache is the way to go for a free Web Server. It ties in with tomcat and many other Apache products (as well as non-Apache products), that unless you are running code specific for Windows, then you should use IIS.

Apache review by Jared T.
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"The defacto server for the web"

What do you like best?

Ease of install and use, relatively easy to extend to enable critical web scripting langauges (php, perl, python), very flexible.

What do you dislike?

It is not known for it's speed. Seems like NginX is becoming popular option for those looking for greater speed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is still the server of choice when developing on a local machine, and the most widely supported.

Apache review by Administrator in Capital Markets
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"Very popular, but also a memory hog"

What do you like best?

It’s a proven web server (stable and reliable) with a thriving community. Lots of goodies are available for it. It's also free.

What do you dislike?

Configuration and set up can be a pain. Memory usage may be an issue if you have high traffic. Will need some expert tweaking in that case.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it if it meets your requirements. For a small, fast, low memory web server that excels in concurreny take a look at Nginx.

Apache review by Jason H.
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"Bad azz"

What do you like best?

Why do I like apache? Well, why not? It's amazing and it runs like a top! Anyone who has ran an IIS and an apache server can tell you apache runs for ever. I have apache servers that run years without needing to berebooted. Where I have monthly reboots on IIS.

What do you dislike?

Na

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it

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