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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.""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 the easiest way to publish applications which have been designed by older development tools.""This is definitely a stable solution.""The solution is easy to use, easy to maintain and isn't too technical.""The graphical user interface makes it easy for users to configure the sites.""The solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.""The solution is very easy to use and offers a quick deployment.""The solution is easy to use and connects with Microsoft.""What I like the most is that it is easy to use."

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Cons
"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 scalability depends on how you have set it up. If you're running IIS on a single server, it might not be as capable as if you are on many in a cluster or with load balancing and so on.""The areas of this solution that need improvement are monitoring, debugging, and troubleshooting.""The solution should improve the cluster environment and load balancing.""This solution needs to be easier for cases where you want to have an IIS cluster.""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.""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.""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.""In the next release, I would like to see better integration between the cloud environment and the on-premises environment."

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

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"This solution comes included with Windows Server.""The price of the cloud system is a bit high."

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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: The solution is very stable. The solution is very simple and easy to use.
Top Answer: The pricing of the product could be improved.
Top Answer: The level of technical support the solution offers could be improved.
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Apache HTTP ServerWindows 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, FedExErste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software Institute
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company24%
University8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
REVIEWERS
Transportation Company25%
Comms Service Provider25%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Mining And Metals Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider26%
Media Company6%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Company Size
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise56%
Large Enterprise33%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise46%
Find out what your peers are saying about Apache Web Server vs. IIS and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Apache Web Server is ranked 12th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews while IIS is ranked 3rd in Application Infrastructure with 11 reviews. Apache Web Server is rated 8.4, while IIS is rated 7.6. 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 Zend PHP Engine, Microsoft .NET Framework, IBM DataPower Gateway, NGINX Plus and WebLogic Suite, 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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