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We performed a comparison between Apache Web Server and Microsoft .NET Framework based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Infrastructure solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Apache Web Server vs. Microsoft .NET Framework report (Updated: September 2022).
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"The solution offers good security."

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"The solution is not limited in storage, is customizable and simple to use.""The .NET Framework is a very good framework. It does what I need it to do.""The most valuable features for us are web frameworks like MVC, Web API, and WCS.""The most valuable feature is customization.""The solution is easy to use.""Microsoft Platform is the only viable solution when I wish to do something that is not supposed to be cross-platform.""Basically, .NET is simply is the easiest programming language to use, based on my experience.""User-friendly and straightforward."

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"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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".NET Is still heavy or dependant on other Microsoft libraries and frameworks.""You need to have the technical expertise to use this product.""This solution is best used with some training.""The solution could improve by optimizing the memory for better performance.""I would like to see more pre-built features in the MVC framework because as it is now, it's very open and you have to develop your own controls in order to use it.""Difficult to scale this product for large organizations.""It is of great concern to us that the solution is not very powerful on cross platform, at it impedes the ability to build and scale with it.""I would like to see a better response time from the technical support."

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  • "The Microsoft .NET Framework is free of charge, without licensing cost."
  • "For the moment I can only give the product a rating of five out of ten since only some of the customers will be satisfied, those that have the financial resources for hosting a platform on Windows Server."
  • "The solution is free but you need to pay for a license for the hosting service."
  • "Microsoft .NET Framework is licensed under the Windows License."
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    Questions from the Community
    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:If we take low code, no code platform such as RPA platforms, you might end up writing 100 lines of code and you might do it in a single line of code using. NET.
    Top Answer:You need to have the technical expertise to use this product.
    Top Answer:We are using this solution for Forms. Website for basic monitoring of the tools, and we have developed intelligent automation which is like a service and is running in the backend to monitor bots. We… more »
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    Also Known As
    Apache HTTP Server
    MS .NET Framework
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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.

    Microsoft .NET Framework is a software development framework for building and running applications for Windows, Windows Phone, Windows servers, XML Web services, and Microsoft Azure. The software is made up of two major components: Common Language Runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework Class Library. The CLR is the execution engine that handles running apps and the Class Library is a library of tested, reusable code that developers can call from their own apps.

    Microsoft .NET Framework Features

    Microsoft .NET Framework has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Memory management: With Microsoft .NET Framework apps, the CLR allocates and releases memory and handles object lifetimes in many programming languages, so programmers are not responsible to do it.
    • Multitargeting: Microsoft .NET Framework targets .NET Standard, allowing developers to create class libraries that work on multiple Microsoft .NET Framework platforms.
    • A common type system: When using Microsoft .NET Framework, basic types are defined by the .NET Framework type system and are common to all languages that target Microsoft .NET Framework as opposed to traditional programming languages where basic types are defined by the compiler.
    • Side-by-side execution: By allowing multiple versions of the common language runtime to exist on the same computer, Microsoft .NET Framework helps resolve version conflicts. In addition, an app can run on the version of Microsoft .NET Framework with which it was built and multiple versions of apps can coexist.
    • Development frameworks and technologies: Microsoft .NET Framework provides libraries for specific areas of app development, such as ASP.NET for web apps, ADO.NET for data access, Windows Communication Foundation for service-oriented apps, and Windows Presentation Foundation for Windows desktop apps.

    Microsoft .NET Framework Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Microsoft .NET Framework. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Language interoperability: With this Microsoft .NET Framework feature, routines written in one language are accessible to other languages, enabling programmers to focus on creating apps in their preferred languages.
    • Version compatibility: Microsoft .NET Framework offers version compatibility for rare occasions when apps that are developed by using a particular version of Microsoft .NET Framework happen to run without modification on a later version.
    • Extensive class library: With Microsoft .NET Framework, programmers have the ability to use a readily accessible Microsoft .NET Framework class library instead of having to write vast amounts of code to handle common low-level programming operations.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Microsoft .NET Framework solution.

    PeerSpot user, Syed A., Principal System Developer at a government, says the solution is a “Great all in one framework with extensive stack for web applications, windows applications and mobile applications.”

    A QA Supervisor at a manufacturing company mentions, “It comes with many features that you can interact with and has all of the libraries readily available, which is not available in the RPA platforms. You can create your own SSIS package. You can integrate with all of the Windows objects, which is not available in Automation Anywhere, and you need to rely on their Object Cloning technologies to interact with them.”

    Brennan G., IS Technical Architect at Avara Foods Holdings Limited, comments, “It is easy to use, and it runs on a Windows platform. The .NET Framework is a very good framework. It does what I need it to do.”

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    Sample Customers
    Cisco, Intuit, General Electric, Adobe, VMware, PayPal, HP, EMC, eBay, Apple, SAP, Qualcomm, SanDisk, Allstate, FedEx
    Curtin University, Rockwell Automation, Aruba Networks, Insurity Inc., City of Barcelona, Pennsylvania DCNR, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, A1 Telekom Austria AG, Eastman Chemical Company
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Mining And Metals Company9%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise40%
    Large Enterprise20%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Apache Web Server is ranked 10th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review while Microsoft .NET Framework is ranked 6th in Application Infrastructure with 9 reviews. Apache Web Server is rated 7.0, while Microsoft .NET Framework is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Apache Web Server writes "Easy to use and quick to deploy with good security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft .NET Framework writes "Lacks adequate cross-platform performance and interoperability with AS400, but is the only viable solution for non-cross-platform tasks and works smoothly with Microsoft Technologies". Apache Web Server is most compared with IIS, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, NGINX Plus, IBM WebSphere Application Server and Zend PHP Engine, whereas Microsoft .NET Framework is most compared with SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, IBM BPM, Magic xpa Application Platform and IIS.

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