Apache Web Server Review

One of the best open source web servers which is widely used over the internet

Valuable Features:

The Software is free. A few important features in the long list include: stability - it's continuously supported by the open source community, reducing the bugs and errors. portability - Apache is available for multiple OS Customizability - custom modules can be built easily. Efficient handling of client requests. Most popular webserver on the internet.

Room for Improvement:

No support is available from Apache software foundation. Apache needs fine tuning of its components when in a larger environment, otherwise it can make your server unresponsive.

Other Advice:

The webserver survey showed by netcraft [netcraft.com] says, "Apache is still the most widely used [61%] webserver in the world of internet." Apache is designed in such a way that different components of the system can be connected together easily. The beauty is that you can replace or add a component or feature without affecting the system. Apache is a powerful tool with which you can make it do just about anything you need. As there are multiple masterminds taking caring of Apache, it will remain the king of webservers for long!
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user4401 (Developer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees)

I would like to add some more pros that Apache Web Server has:
Apache has useful features, including implementation of the latest protocols.
The admistration is easy, because the configuration files are in ASCII, have a simple format, and can be edited using any text editor.
It is extensible, because Apache server and API source code are open to public. If there is any feature that the user wants but does not exist in Apache, he can write his own server module to implement it.
It is reliable because when any bugs are found, they are often quickly communicated, and rapidly fixed. Updates are made and announced thereafter.
Apache is efficient, because a lot of effort has been put into optimizing the Apache's C code for performance.