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"The solution offers good security."

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"I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes."

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Cons
"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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"The scaling should be built into the software rather than configured from an outside source."

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    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.
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    Also Known As
    Apache HTTP Server
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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.

    NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development.

    NGINX is the world’s most popular all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development. NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

    NGINX Plus is a cloud‑native, reverse proxy, load balancer, and API gateway. NGINX Plus boasts scalable and reliable high availability along with monitoring to support debugging and diagnosing complex application architectures. Active health checks proactively poll upstream server status to get ahead of issues, and the integrated live activity monitoring dashboard provides a single‑pane view of your app environment. The NGINX Plus API enables integration with existing tools, optimizing resources and reducing tool sprawl.

    NGINX Plus extends NGINX Open Source with many additional features and support, providing customers with a complete application delivery solution.

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    Cisco, Intuit, General Electric, Adobe, VMware, PayPal, HP, EMC, eBay, Apple, SAP, Qualcomm, SanDisk, Allstate, FedEx
    Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
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    University29%
    Computer Software Company29%
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    Government14%
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    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    University5%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government5%
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    Midsize Enterprise50%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Small Business86%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Apache Web Server is ranked 10th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review while NGINX Plus is ranked 4th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. Apache Web Server is rated 7.0, while NGINX Plus is rated 8.0. 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 NGINX Plus writes "A reliable solution for load balancing, cluster production and more". Apache Web Server is most compared with IIS, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Microsoft .NET Framework, Zend PHP Engine and IBM WebSphere Application Server, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with IIS, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Kemp LoadMaster, HAProxy and Avi Networks Software Load Balancer.

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