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Find out what your peers are saying about Apache Web Server vs. IIS and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The best thing about Apache is that it is open-source, so implementing my platform on-premises is less expansive than other solutions.""The solution offers good security.""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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"The solution is easy to use and connects with Microsoft.""The interface, simplicity, and ease of management are all good features that make this user-friendly.""What I like the most is that it is easy to use.""The solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.""The solution is very easy to use and offers a quick deployment.""IIS has a very simple and user-friendly interface, which helps a lot in effective and efficient management.""The solution is very stable. The solution is very simple and easy to use.""Microsoft's technical support has always been very good."

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Cons
"Things change very fast. We're always on the lookout for better approaches and tools. If the solution falls behind, we may have to switch.""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.""It would be great if technical support for Apache were available in Iran. It is a very important need.""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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"Scalability issues and security concerns need attention from Microsoft.""We've never had any issues with the solution, but it's still nice to have overall improvements on it. It could be easier and faster to use, for example.""If Microsoft IIS could work well with AppOptics or things like PHP, Python, and other custom languages that run on the webserver, it would be ideal. I think there are cases where people need to use Apache instead of IIS when IIS doesn't work well with other web languages.""The documentation isn't very good and the options are very complex.""In the next release, I would like to see better integration between the cloud environment and the on-premises environment.""The documentation is not very detailed. They need to improve it and add to it. They should ensure there are lots of visuals to help users better understand the solution.""The level of technical support the solution offers could be improved.""Having no support for other than a Microsoft environment and programming languages limits the usage of IIS in many cases."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The apache software is free, open-source."

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"The price of the cloud system is a bit high."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution offers good security.
Top Answer: We pay for the solution yearly. I cannot speak to the exact amount the organization pays as the licensing part of the solution isn't something I deal with directly.
Top Answer: I haven't really gone in deep in utilizing the full functionality of the product just yet. We just use it enough to run our application. There's probably a lot on the solution we haven't even tried… more »
Top Answer: IIS is a flexible, secure, and manageable web server to host anything on the web. IIS’s scalable and open architecture can handle the most demanding tasks. From media streaming to web applications… more »
Top Answer: IIS has a very simple and user-friendly interface, which helps a lot in effective and efficient management.
Top Answer: IIS needs immediate improvements, especially in the area of security management. Having no support for other than a Microsoft environment and programming languages limits the usage of IIS in many… more »
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Apache HTTP Server
Windows Server IIS
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Overview

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.

Internet Information Services (IIS) provides a secure, easy-to-manage, modular and extensible platform for reliably hosting websites, services and applications. With IIS, you get choice and control without giving up reliability or security.
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Sample Customers
Cisco, Intuit, General Electric, Adobe, VMware, PayPal, HP, EMC, eBay, Apple, SAP, Qualcomm, SanDisk, Allstate, FedEx
Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software Institute
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University29%
Computer Software Company29%
Insurance Company14%
Government14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm7%
University6%
REVIEWERS
Transportation Company25%
Comms Service Provider25%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Mining And Metals Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise60%
Large Enterprise30%
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about Apache Web Server vs. IIS and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,407 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Apache Web Server is ranked 10th in Application Infrastructure with 4 reviews while IIS is ranked 5th in Application Infrastructure with 8 reviews. Apache Web Server is rated 8.0, while IIS is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Apache Web Server writes "Has good security, speed and traffic handling features ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IIS writes "The interface, simplicity, and ease of management lend flexibility to this configurable solution". Apache Web Server is most compared with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Microsoft .NET Framework, NGINX Plus, Zend PHP Engine and IBM DataPower Gateway, whereas IIS is most compared with NGINX Plus, Tomcat, Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server and JBoss. See our Apache Web Server vs. IIS report.

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