Compare Apache Web Server vs. Zend PHP Engine

Apache Web Server is ranked 19th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews while Zend PHP Engine is ranked 15th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews. Apache Web Server is rated 8.4, while Zend PHP Engine is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Apache Web Server writes "Has good security, speed and traffic handling features ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zend PHP Engine writes "Gives the flexibility to use external modules to easily expand functionalities". Apache Web Server is most compared with IIS, Zend PHP Engine and IBM WebSphere DataPower, whereas Zend PHP Engine is most compared with Apache Web Server, WebLogic Suite and Microsoft .NET Framework.
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Its community is its most valuable feature. Solving problems is easier on Apache because so many people know this product.It is more secure to use Apache and you will have fewer problems than other web services.The best thing about Apache is that it is open-source, so implementing my platform on-premises is less expansive than other solutions.

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The cache modules that Zend provides have been able to optimize and accelerate the loading of the pages when there was exponential growth in data volume and quantity of requests. At the same time, the monitoring console allowed us to have a real-time understanding of the resources and to make decisions when they were at the limit.Offers a complete environment to develop PHP applications. It is valuable because it allows you to have a complete stack (PHP, MySQL, Zend Server) enabling the building of a development environment, and to deploy to the production system.​Zend Engine is the core of PHP. It makes PHP fast, efficient, and basically, the language of choice for web applications.Zend Engine gives the flexibility to use external modules to easily expand the functionalities you need for your web project.The Zend Framework provides an easy, open source way to produce coding based on the needs of our customers.​Scaling up is an important factor for large projects, and with PHP 7 and its performance improvements, this becomes even easier.​We have not encountered issues with scalability as long as we effectively use caching to optimize performance of our web applications as well as a proper use of database connectivity.Faster web app implementation, when PHP dev is required by customers.

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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.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.

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The process of installing and configuring the product is a bit complex and could be improved.Although it offers a complete environment to develop and deploy PHP applications, it has some limitations. For example, when the volume of data increased exponentially, I had problems scaling the system.The main area that Zend needs to improve is to support asynchronous programming tasks, which is facilitated in PHP 7, but not at the same degree as HHVM.​​SQL queries have always been an issue with PHP, especially if you use large tables, which require caution from the side of the developer.​Integration of MVC with ORM tools for PHP is okay, but lacking a short list of decent ORM tools for PHP to choose from; there is ample room for improvement in both areas.

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The apache software is free, open-source.

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No problem with pricing and licensing, as tools are open source. You have to consider training cost, mindset setup cost, as part of the TCO.

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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.

Zend Engine is a highly optimized execution engine. It allows modules such as debuggers, performance boosters and custom loaders to dynamically extend PHP for a broader range of functionality. Whenever you're using any plug-in module today, you're doing so thanks to the extensibility support of the Zend Engine. In addition, the Zend Engine provides memory and resource management, and other standard services for the PHP language.
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