Web Servers - Examples

This page contains information about two of the most popular web servers on the web.

Apache HTTP Server

Apache HTTP Server (also referred to as simply "Apache") has, at the time of writing, been the most popular web server on the web since 1996. Apache is developed and maintained by the Apache Software Foundation, which consists of a decentralized team of developers. The software is produced under the Apache licence, which makes it free and open source.

Apache is available for a range of operating systems, including Unix, Linux, Novell Netware, Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, and FreeBSD.

Apache HTTP Server website: http://httpd.apache.org

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)

IIS is, at the time of writing, the second most popular web server on the web. It is however, gaining market share, and if the current trend continues, it won't be long before it overtakes Apache.

IIS comes as an optional component of most Windows operating systems.

You can configure IIS via the GUI and via configuration files.

Microsoft IIS website: http://www.iis.net/