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Apache HTTP Server

The most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996
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What is Apache HTTP Server?

The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
Apache HTTP Server is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
Apache HTTP Server is an open source tool with 3K GitHub stars and 981 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Apache HTTP Server's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Apache HTTP Server?

Companies
37759 companies reportedly use Apache HTTP Server in their tech stacks, including Slack, Delivery Hero, and LinkedIn.

Developers
23476 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Apache HTTP Server.

Apache HTTP Server Integrations

Datadog, ASP.NET Core, Passenger, Honeycomb, and SignalFx are some of the popular tools that integrate with Apache HTTP Server. Here's a list of all 21 tools that integrate with Apache HTTP Server.
Pros of Apache HTTP Server
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Web server
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Most widely-used web server
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Virtual hosting
148
Fast
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Ssl support
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Since 1996
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Asynchronous
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Robust
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Proven over many years
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Mature
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Perfect Support
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Perfomance
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Many available modules
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Many available modules
Decisions about Apache HTTP Server

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Apache HTTP Server in their tech stack.

I am currently in school for computer science and am doing a class project about web servers. Our assignment is to research and select one of these web servers. Could you please let me know which one you would choose among NGINX, Microsoft IIS, and Apache HTTP Server and why?

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Dan Platon
PHP Software Developer · | 5 upvotes · 44.2K views

I'm looking to build an eCommerce website and seeking advice from professionals on the most reliable tech stack that I can use. Currently, the website is built on top of WordPress with WooCommerce, but the company has grown up, and evidently, the number of products have been increased. The site needs a fresh code because WordPress doesn't make it anymore.

The stack I'm most familiar with is PHP + Symfony + MySQL + Apache HTTP Server or NGINX. Headless eCommerce is the one I'm looking for, because of the huge complexity, it would be great to separate the backend from the frontend. Not sure about CMSs, because they had a huge amount of functionality that the application doesn't need. I've been looking also at PrestaShop, it seems ok, but not sure about customization and front-end integration. As a custom solution, I have found Sylius or Aimeos for the backend, but I'm not too sure about a frontend stack.

Could you please give some suggestions about the frontend stack and if the ones for the backend are ok?

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Apache HTTP Server Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Apache HTTP Server?
Apache Tomcat
Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
NGINX
nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
JBoss
An application platform for hosting your apps that provides an innovative modular, cloud-ready architecture, powerful management and automation, and world class developer productivity.
Jetty
Jetty is used in a wide variety of projects and products, both in development and production. Jetty can be easily embedded in devices, tools, frameworks, application servers, and clusters. See the Jetty Powered page for more uses of Jetty.
XAMPP
It consists mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.
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Apache HTTP Server's Followers
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