Apache Web Server Competitors and Alternatives

The top Apache Web Server competitors are
  • Zend PHP Engine
  • IIS
  • WebLogic Suite
  • JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
  • IBM WebSphere DataPower
Read reviews of Apache Web Server competitors and alternatives
James Lui
Real User
Team Lead - Oracle Applications DBA at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 24 2018

What is most valuable?

Ease of scalability through both asymmetric and symmetric clustering; ease of integration with existing and potential... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Provides a uniform technology platform between multiple application installations, whether Enterprise Resource Planning... more»

What needs improvement?

Cloning and replication (detailed below) could be much more flexible and standardized. WebLogic out-of-the-box... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

As an application platform, you will need to carefully forecast your overall user and process load, and service-level... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We use a half-dozen different application server technologies - which one is used depends more on application... more»

What other advice do I have?

Cloning and replication of WebLogic instances isn't exactly a rote science. Because the stacks become secured against... more»
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Microsoft
Gh0ce
Real User
Systems Analyst/DBA at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 21 2018

What is most valuable?

It is a lightweight web host that is easy to configure for simple webpages.

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed us to set up and use a Windows Server we had in place already to host our internal web page.

What needs improvement?

Finding different settings can be difficult if you don't know where to look.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is licensed with your Windows installation which makes it relatively cheap if you already have a Windows Server... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have tried other tools (such as Apache), and found that IIS is more stable and easier on the memory for low resource... more»

What other advice do I have?

Give it a shot. The features are included for free with Windows, so test it out. If you are unhappy, it is easy to... more»
Ioannis Syrigos
Consultant
IT Consultant, Business Owner, Lecturer at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 05 2018

What is most valuable?

Zend Engine is the core of PHP. It makes PHP fast, efficient, and basically, the language of choice for web... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Most of our projects involve CMS systems, but also custom PHP coding. The Zend Framework provides an easy, open source... more»

What needs improvement?

The competition with Zend/PHP has been increasing. HHVM is the main competitor when it comes to performance. However,... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Not applicable.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tried ASP.NET for a period of time. However, the flexibility of Zend PHP, the cost savings since it is an open... more»

What other advice do I have?

Zend PHP has evolved a lot since its initial concept. At the moment, it is the language of our choice. Easy to use and... more»

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