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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.""The solution offers good security."

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"It is very usable and easy to understand. Antivirus and VPN are the main features being used now. It allows my clients to access the network from home, which was very crucial because of the pandemic.""The most valuable feature is AppFabric's hosting solution, which is what we need for running workflows."

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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.""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."

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"Its price and licensing policy can be improved. It could be a little cheaper. Licensing is sometimes confusing. There are so many different options. It is difficult to find out what to buy or what to choose for my necessity.""Microsoft will stop supporting the product next year, and we can't run unsupported programs in our systems."

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

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"It is expensive, and its licensing is a bit confusing."

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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: The most valuable feature is AppFabric's hosting solution, which is what we need for running workflows.
Top Answer: It is expensive, and its licensing is a bit confusing.
Top Answer: This product is being deprecated, so there is nothing new being added to it or improved. It's not going anywhere. Microsoft will stop supporting the product next year, and we can't run unsupported… more »
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Apache HTTP Server
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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.

Windows Server AppFabric extends Windows Server to provide enhanced hosting, management, and caching capabilities for Web applications and middle-tier services. The AppFabric hosting features add service management extensions to Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows Process Activation Service (WAS), and the .NET Framework 4. This includes Hosting Services and Hosting Administration tools that make it easier to deploy, configure, and manage Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) based services. The AppFabric caching features add a distributed, in-memory object cache to Windows Server that makes it easier to scale out high-performance .NET applications, especially ASP.NET applications.
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Sample Customers
Cisco, Intuit, General Electric, Adobe, VMware, PayPal, HP, EMC, eBay, Apple, SAP, Qualcomm, SanDisk, Allstate, FedEx
Top Industries
Computer Software Company29%
Insurance Company14%
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Company Size
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise60%
Large Enterprise30%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Apache Web Server vs. Windows Server AppFabric and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
543,089 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Apache Web Server is ranked 11th in Application Infrastructure with 4 reviews while Windows Server AppFabric is ranked 17th in Application Infrastructure with 2 reviews. Apache Web Server is rated 8.0, while Windows Server AppFabric 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 Windows Server AppFabric writes "Very usable, easy to understand, and stable". Apache Web Server is most compared with IIS, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Microsoft .NET Framework, NGINX Plus and Zend PHP Engine, whereas Windows Server AppFabric is most compared with IIS. See our Apache Web Server vs. Windows Server AppFabric report.

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