Apache HTTP

What is it?

The Apache HTTP (referred as Apache) is an open-source web server that is being developed by the Apache Software Foundation. The Appache HTTP is designed mainly for serving static resources on the web and for load-balancing.

Why do we use it?

As we develop mainly java applications, we primary use Apache’s Tomcat for serving the web content. The reason we use Apache’s HTTP is because it allows us to host more than one website on a server using its virtualhost technology. The other benefit of using Apache HTTP is its load balancing capability.

How can you benefit from using it?

The Apache HTTP project is an open-source and freely available for commercial purposes as well. As your business grows, you will need to scale your application as well to be able to handle the heavier web traffic. A good technique is using Apache HTTP for load balancing.

Our experience with Apache HTTP

Check out the following projects where we used MongoDB as the storage backend.