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HostPapa offers Apache hosting to meet the needs of any business.
Whether you run an e-commerce site, a blog, or any kind of promotional website, you need a secure and reliable web server that's capable of delivering content to site visitors.
For millions of websites, Apache is that web server.
It's a fast, low-cost, stable platform for serving up web content of all types. Its ease-of-use and proven performance have made Apache a popular choice for businesses of all sizes.
HostPapa has Apache hosting plans that give you the power of the world's most popular web server software.
Web hosting that gives you a secure, reliable way to deliver content to your users doesn't have to be expensive or hard to manage. At the core of the most popular hosting plans is Apache web server software.
HostPapa provides the best Apache hosting plans to meet the needs of any size or type of business. Our Apache hosting solutions give site owners great performance and flexibility with rock-solid security, all in a low-cost, easy-to-use package.
Apache dominates the web server category of software, with more installations than any other system. Here's a list of reasons for its overwhelming success.
As the most stable web server software available, Apache is responsible for millions of websites experiencing years of uninterrupted service.
Apache's highly-trusted and regularly updated security module is a native implementation of a web application firewall. It's extremely effective, in part, because of the vigilant user community that ensures there's never a lapse in the software's ability to keep your data safe.
Due to its module-based structure, Apache can be configured to satisfy the requirements of any web hosting platform, including shared hosting and VPS. Our Linux hosting also ensures that all popular applications you can choose from will run smoothly and that you will have a reliable and strong website!
Apache is frequently updated and has a large, active community of web developers that supports the software.
Apache is easy to configure and simple for beginners to learn. In fact, you can work with popular CMSs like WordPress on an Apache web server without doing any customization at all.
Apache is open-source software, so it's free to use. That means hosting companies can provide it as part of low-cost plans.
Apache works with a wide range of popular open-source databases, including MySQL and PostgreSQL.
Although it's most widely used on UNIX-based operating systems, Apache will run on Windows servers as well.
As you can see, an Apache web server is an excellent choice for any business that needs a versatile, secure, and stable platform that's capable of delivering content to its site's visitors.
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Apache hosting is web hosting built around the powerful server software, Apache. Apache is open-source web server software that powers a huge number of websites. Since 1995, it's been building a reputation as the best web server available.
All around the globe, when a user types a URL into the address bar or clicks a link, Apache is usually responsible for delivering the requested content. Apache serves the content to the user, so the name "web server" applies perfectly.
In the web server category, Apache beats all competitors, but how can it be so much better than other web server software? To really appreciate the value of Apache, it helps to know how web servers work. In the next section, we'll take a quick look at their basic functionality.
First, we should acknowledge the hardware/software distinction. Hosting providers manage large, air-conditioned rooms full of rack-mounted computers called "servers."
Those machines run web server software that can access content stored on them and serve it to website visitors. Servers are also used to run software that performs more specialized functions, like dedicated email server software, for example.
When discussing a web server, people mean the software.
Web server software is not just a utility application that sends out HTML files upon request; its functionality is far more sophisticated than that.
A web server establishes and maintains a connection for sending content and managing communication between the server and visitors' browsers. It's responsible for ensuring that the information is transferred back and forth in a secure way, and it's able to process requests based on instructions embedded in HTML files. Lines of code written in programming languages like PHP instruct web servers in the dynamic delivery of content.
Apache is web server software of the highest quality. It's stable and lightning-fast, plus its module-based structure makes it easy to enable and disable specialized functionality, fine-tune how URLs are handled, define security options, optimize data caching, etc.
Now, with some needed background information in place, let's examine how Apache stacks up against some other popular web servers.
Apache isn't the only web server out there. Although it's the most widely used, there are alternatives.
One popular web server is Nginx. It's open-source like Apache, was first released in 2004, and has earned a large user community. It's known for being able to handle a huge number of simultaneous connections. For most businesses, Apache's performance in that regard is more than sufficient.
Most websites are hosted on Linux or another UNIX-based OS, an environment where open-source software like Apache and Nginx are designed to run.
In the world of commercial software solutions, you'll find Microsoft's web server software, ISS.
Unlike Apache, which is made to integrate with open source programming languages like PHP and databases like MySQL, IIS is made to work with ASP.NET and MSSQL databases. While some tests have shown that IIS is faster and better at managing server resources than Apache, any such performance gains are not worth the cost of ignoring web hosting that takes advantage of open-source software.
So, to answer the question, for most small- and medium-sized businesses, Apache is the best choice among web server options. Now, let's drill down on that idea and explore some of the advantages of Apache hosting.
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With our Business and Business Pro plans you can host as many domains and websites as you like. With our Starter plan, you can host up to one website, which is why it’s perfect for new business or startups that are in need of an online presence fast and economically. And of course, as you grow, you are more than welcome to upgrade to a more powerful and flexible plan to suit your expanding business needs.