Former Member
September 19th, 2003, 10:32
Doing a little searching before I take the time to configure a web server, wondering if apache is just as secure as other webservers out there with all the frills as well. TIA :)

September 19th, 2003, 11:37
Apache is THE webserver out there. Not sure what you mean by all the others.... If you meant windows IIS then apache's security is better by a country mile. Like anything, apache doesn't have a perfect security record, but then again, what does? The comparrison to IIS is night and day.

Apache is the most widely used web server in the world. It runs on just about every platform out there, BSDs, Linux, any other *nix you can think of, even windows.

Since its is so widely used, practically all and any mods and "frills" run on it just fine. Apache has a long list of extras that can be added.


Former Member
September 19th, 2003, 12:28
Well, apache-ssl for example, they seem to be annoyed with the mixup that mod-ssl is not apache-ssl, though closely related. :)
I'd like to go with the better documented server, though security is kinda a main point. That and they say apache-ssl is more a 'no-frills' server, sounds fun :)
I have both though so I'll be trying them both, just reading about chroot jails before installing though :)

Soon shall have content! First domain though ;/ bare with me :P
ty for replying :)

September 19th, 2003, 17:23
I use apache for most things. thttpd is nice and fast too. It's very fast, small, secure but it doesn't have all the bells and whistles (php, java servlets, etc.) like apache but sometimes you don't need/want them. Some of them can be made to work like php if you really want it. Pick the right tool for the job. Apache is frequently going to be the right tool. :D