Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since 1996. The Apache project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for various modern desktop and server operating systems, such as UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server which provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.
Reviewing 2.2.14 (Oct 6, 2009)
I ran this for a long time on my Windows box and it worked perfectly. I always bemoaned the lack of a GUI, but once I had it configured, I didn't need to change it much. Besides, GUIs have their own bugs and issues.
Reviewing 2.2.9 (Jul 7, 2008)
But does it come in Blue... or run ASP???
Reviewing 2.2.3 (Aug 7, 2006)
Are you someone who got bought by corporate advertisements?
Not as powerful and secure?
If it is not as powerul and as secure as some 30% share web server you are talking about, I wonder how such a web server gets beyond 50% share worldwide.
And just like you said 'patch up', Apache rarely release new releases these days, simply there is rarely a thing to fix, especially for 1.3 series which had stopped putting new features in. So I wonder if you know what you are talking about.
As for the server itself, it can be adminstered easily from anywhere using SSH, since configuration is just a simple text file, which also makes it easy to get search result by Goggle for specific errors or keywords while if it's GUI, it's hard to find specific setting people might have with only screen capture and different way of description for same settings.
Security sounds good, only good when it's proved without having serious flaws reported for a long while. Many of the flaws are caused by applications on top of servers but not by server software design.
And of course it runs on many OS and of course the price is free, and for anyone serious, the source code is there to check to make sure Apache isn't coded to do something nasty in the back or report the problem to developers with a patch for a quick fix than wait on phone calls from companies who keep taking you to some other place.
Reviewing 2.2.3 (Aug 6, 2006)
Not as powerful and secure as the big enterprise web servers, but if you keep on top of patches it's a reliable web server. Extremely easy to setup and works on practically every operating system. And best of all... it's free!
Reviewing 2.0.55 (Mar 9, 2006)
The best server ever, everything in text files (there is no need for GUI, simple to configure)
Reviewing 2.0.55 (Nov 30, 2005)
Apache certainly isn't the best Web Server in terms of pure performance, but it has a lot of features that make it very popular:
- it's Free Software (as in beer, and freedom)
- it has a very clean and modular architecture
- there are a lot of available modules
- it's highly portable
- it's respectful of most standards
- it's relatively easy to learn to configure it
- it is stable and well tested
Reviewing 2.0.55 (Oct 15, 2005)
Why are you raving about Apache WS? What qualifies you to say it is the 'best'..? FYI: Apache 2 is woefully inefficient, not being able to hand processes or forks at all well, and being very buggy to boot.
Indeed, the worlds most efficient and powerful webserver is actually ZEUS. Take a look at www.spec.org and see what web server is (consistently) used to benchmark production servers! I think the vast majority of people here need to engage brain.
Reviewing 2.0.55 (Oct 14, 2005)
It's not really difficult to configure Apache (at least Apache itself, not it's modules). The Best Web Server out there!
Reviewing 2.0.55 (Oct 14, 2005)
New users of Apache have allot of trouble configuring so, it would be nice if a GOOD GUI
is made and it was free :)
Reviewing 2.0.54 (Jun 29, 2005)
One of the best software ever written.
Reviewing 2.0.52 (Feb 3, 2005)
Given my user name, do I really even need to rate Apache? If you're a home user who wants to run a little web site over your broadband connection, use Apache. Don't use some unknown vendor's cute little freeware or shareware web server, and for crying out loud don't use IIS (Insecure Internet Server, LOL). Use Apache. It's really not that hard to configure.
Reviewing 2.0.52 (Oct 5, 2004)
I would like to invite Apache fans to read this article http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~vivek/flash99/
After reading, do you think that Apache should go for AMPED architecture or stick to MP/MT? Some questions to ask yourself, are the benchmarks realistic, based on real workloads? Does Flash Web Server have all the features that Apache has? How reliable is it?
Someone out there, please give comments.
Reviewing 2.0.50 (Aug 1, 2004)
Undoubtedly the best HTTP server. For those of you experiencing crash during shut down of apache, try to update your OpenSSL DLL files in your windows\system32 directory. When I was using old versions of openssl dll, the apache would crash during shutdown. This problem can easily be reproduced. Update to latest version, no more problems! Excellent server.
Reviewing 2.0.49 (May 10, 2004)
Don't you think it's too late to post this software here?
It's been out for like a month already!!
Reviewing 2.0.47 (Oct 31, 2003)
What can I say? It's Apache--the most robust, secure, and widely-used HTTP server on the Internet. I run it on WinXP Pro, even though Insecure Internet Server is right there for me to use. No thanks, even though I have to fiddle with an ASCII configuration file with Apache, I'd prefer to have to do that than patch constantly. BTW, I'm running 2.0.48, which is available now (the Win32 download was tough to find, but it's there).
Reviewing 2.0.35 GA (Apr 6, 2002)
Jeha New Apache :)
But theres one Problem *first.. my bad english ;D*
This is a uncompiled version... and i dont know
how to configure it... in the install.. is only the
instruction for the msi *installpackage* version... but
sorry... who needs a help for a self installation package?
--Need Help With COmpile the apache 2 version :( --
I think apache 2 would be great as apache 1,x as :)
*i hope u understand what i mean :)*
Reviewing 2.0.35 GA (Apr 6, 2002)
IIS is full of security holes and is quite awkward....
Apache is a lot easier to configure in my opinion, much more stable, and many scripts/modules are often Apache-dependant, and so there is more to offer in terms of expansion. The new version fixes a lot of bugs, simplifies getting your server up and running, and overall the windows versions seems a lot more polished than previous versions. Great job guys, here's a 5-star rating.
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