Apache HTTP Server is web server software that primarily runs on Linux. It is freely distributed and open-sourced. Apache is the world’s most popular web server software running over 100 million web sites. Linux Apache servers are easy to deploy, very robust, and have numerous plugins (called modules) that are available to the developer. These modules can handle directives that redirect users to other web sites, create log files, and establish secure connections to web sites with SSL certificates. Many Linux Apache servers are setup to run virtual hosting which lets the developer setup multiple web sites using just a single dedicated server.
Apache hosting is popular because it is feature-rich, customizable, easy to administer, efficient, and portable across different operating systems. Since its entire configuration is text files, web sites and entire servers can easily be moved from server to server. This is important if your web application continues to outgrow your server hardware platform. Designing a portable site in Apache is very simple and is extremely good practice for a developing web-based company.
Apache is typically installed with MySQL and PHP. MySQL is the database that works the best with Linux and Apache web servers. There are several third party programs and Content Management Systems (CMS) that are built for MySQL and PHP. Apache at the core brings it all together and delivers a solid web presence.
SingleHop is familiar with countless Apache configurations and will work with your company to make sure your servers can accommodate your current applications while saving room for future growth. SingleHop will work together with your team to determine what hardware will work best with your site and Linux Apache Server. Contact a SingleHop representative to setup and customize Apache on your Linux machine.