Apache Web Server Overview

Apache Web Server is the #12 ranked solution in our list of top Application Infrastructure tools. It is most often compared to IIS: Apache Web Server vs IIS

What is Apache Web Server?

The Apache HTTP Server Project was founded in 1995 by a group of webmasters, known as The Apache Group, with the aim of developing robust, richly-featured, freely-available and commercial-standard Web (HTTP) server source code. The result was Apache Web Server or Apache HTTP Server, which is an open-source public-domain web server.

This collaborative project has been enhanced ever since with contributions from the core development team and other volunteers situated all over the globe. Also, hundreds of users of this open-source web server have contributed code, ideas, and documentation. The project falls under The Apache Software Foundation, which manages many open-source projects.

Apache Web Server is also known as Apache HTTP Server.

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Senior IT Architect at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
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Apache vs. Nginx
Originally posted https://zitseng.com/archives/10435 Apache or Nginx. This is a question that many website administrators have considered. It’s a question that I’ve also considered several times, and again just the past week. Apache is the most popular web server on the Internet. Nginx, on the other hand, is designed for crazy fast performance. Fast is always good to have. I’ve been making some incremental changes to my website. It’s all under the hood. One thing that inevitably surfaces is about performance. I’ve been using Apache from the beginning. It’s completely functional, and does everything I need it to do. It might not  be the fastest web server software, but it’s no slow coach either. Nginx is the newer kid on the block. It was first released in 2004, so…
Network Engineer & Web Developer at OneTexh
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It is open source and OS independent so it is best to use apahe as web server.
Apache Web Server Apache Advantages Now a days Apache web server is the most vibrant and vivacious open source web server throughout the world. However its counterpart web servers like Drupal and Magneto are also being used simultaneously but still the growth rate of Apache in organizational websites lags behind the counterpart web servers. The reason that why Apache is for the most part being used, lies in the fact that it has compatibility with all operating systems including Linux and windows etc. Apache HTTP Server Project is a collaborative effort of software development that focuses on a solid implementation of the code, create commercial quality, with many features and freely available source of an HTTP (Web). Really the only thing new in its new version (2.2.22) is…
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Senior Manager of Engineering with 1,001-5,000 employees
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A great web server to start hosting your web sites

What other advice do I have?

From experience I have found that Apache runs smoothly and a lot faster on Ubuntu.
Head of Data Center at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Clearly one of the best open-source products for running web servers. Our web server of choice for running web servers for more than 7 years and counting.

What other advice do I have?

For simple websites, the Apache web server is easy to install and configure. It can even be configured with web hosting panels. However, configuring the Apache web server from the command line is recommended for complex applications like virtual hosting.
Data Center Expert at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
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One of the best open source web servers which is widely used over the internet

What other advice do I have?

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!
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