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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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"I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes."

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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 scaling should be built into the software rather than configured from an outside source."

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

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"Compared to other similar solutions on the market, I think it's over-priced."

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Apache HTTP ServerNGINX
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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.

NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern web.

NGINX is the world’s most popular open source web server and load balancer for high‑traffic sites, powering over 200 million properties.

NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

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Sample Customers
Cisco, Intuit, General Electric, Adobe, VMware, PayPal, HP, EMC, eBay, Apple, SAP, Qualcomm, SanDisk, Allstate, FedExLocaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
Top Industries
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University29%
Computer Software Company29%
Insurance Company14%
Government14%
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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company22%
University8%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise60%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business86%
Large Enterprise14%
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Apache Web Server is ranked 12th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 4th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. Apache Web Server is rated 8.4, while NGINX Plus is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Apache Web Server writes "Has good security, speed and traffic handling features ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "A reliable solution for load balancing, cluster production and more". Apache Web Server is most compared with IIS, Zend PHP Engine, Microsoft .NET Framework, IBM DataPower Gateway and WebLogic Suite, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy, IIS, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Radware Alteon.

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