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"The best thing about Apache is that it is open-source, so implementing my platform on-premises is less expansive than other solutions.""It is more secure to use Apache and you will have fewer problems than other web services.""Its community is its most valuable feature. Solving problems is easier on Apache because so many people know this product."

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"High availability, alert management, and deployments are the most valuable features for us. We have the ND version so we can do deployments.""The most valuable feature of this solution is Portal Virtualization.""The solution is robust. The connection management and the scalability, which IBM provides to the Stack, are also valuable.""It has good stability of the application server in the long term compared to other solutions.""We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it.""The scalability of the product is quite good.""This solution is easy to use with a GUI that is intuitive and very helpful.""It does integrate well with the Tivoli Federated Identity Management system."

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"It would be great if technical support for Apache were available in Iran. It is a very important need.""The GUI for the less experienced users needs some improvement. For some companies, it is hard to configure it if they have not had any experience.""A monitoring interface would be great for this product. The monitoring dashboards for Apache's models are not included in the basic installation. You can install the basic monitoring model, then connect this model to another monitoring system."

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"The footprint could be reduced so that we can use a smaller virtual machine to run the application. We could also use more scripts. I would like this solution to be more script oriented, rather than GUI oriented.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for the Arabic language.""They should make the solution more lightweight and not bundle everything into a single product.""It should be able to serve more concurrent requests like Oracle. Oracle has more powerful stability, availability, and real-time serving.""I think that this is a good product but I think that the cloud environment could be improved. I think that the future is in the utilization of the product in a product as a service way which is something that is lacking at this moment.""The availability of the solution needs improvement.""Some things are very difficult to do, so the interface and usage could be more intuitive for those.""Based on the field and based on the build that was provided, we've noticed a lot of constraints in terms of the performance now."

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"The apache software is free, open-source."

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"I don't remember the price, but there are no additional costs.""We pay around $200,000 annually.""The price of this product is higher than that of competitors.""We used to pay about $100,000-$120,000 US or somewhere around there. That was a bit cost-prohibitive for us to continue."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Its community is its most valuable feature. Solving problems is easier on Apache because so many people know this product.
Top Answer: Apache is free but it is not free because you don't run software without a device or services. I do not know exactly. Because of the licenses and because of the prices, most of the companies go with… more »
Top Answer: We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it.
Top Answer: The product is very expensive because PVU has to be calculated on maximun virtual cores and there is no difference between production and non-production environments.
Top Answer: Cloud service offering should be improved because the future is in the utilization of the PaaS provided by principal cloud providers; I mean that it would be very useful to have the possibility to use… more »
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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.

IBM WebSphere Application Server provides a range of flexible, secure, Java EE 7 runtime environments available on premises or across any public, private or hybrid cloud.
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Cisco, Intuit, General Electric, Adobe, VMware, PayPal, HP, EMC, eBay, Apple, SAP, Qualcomm, SanDisk, Allstate, FedExTalkTalk, Property management group, E.SUN Bank, Ohio National Financial Services, Aviarc, Cincom Systems, FJA-US, D+H, Staples, Michigan Municipal League
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Comms Service Provider31%
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Manufacturing Company29%
Healthcare Company14%
Insurance Company14%
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Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company7%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Apache Web Server vs. IBM WebSphere Application Server and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
448,542 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Apache Web Server is ranked 12th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews while IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 5th in Application Infrastructure with 8 reviews. Apache Web Server is rated 8.4, while IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Apache Web Server writes "Has good security, speed and traffic handling features ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Application Server writes "Bad documentation, does not scale well, and has a lot of complexities". Apache Web Server is most compared with IIS, Zend PHP Engine, Microsoft .NET Framework, NGINX Plus and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, whereas IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with JBoss, Tomcat, IBM BPM, Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Application Server. See our Apache Web Server vs. IBM WebSphere Application Server report.

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