Apache Server is an open source web server application developed by the Apache Software Foundation. The server software is free and this open source license means that users can modify the base code to customize the server.
Key benefits of Apache and LAMP server systems:
Microsoft's IIS is the second most popular web server software. It consists of a series of services including File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Web Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), and others that allow Windows to manage websites. The latest version also includes various modules for security, caching, logging, compression and diagnostics.
Differences between Windows/IIS and LAMP:
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