What is Apache?
Apache is the most widely used web server on the Internet, based on information collected for the Netcraft Web Server Survey. Apache can serve pages via the HTTP protocol, and can also serve secure content via the HTTPS protocol.
One of the main reasons that businesses choose Apache is security. Apache, when configured properly, provides an extremely secure platform for business web content.
Apache is also flexible. Apache can serve a wide variety of content, from simple static HTML pages to advanced database driven PHP applications. The modular design of the Apache web server system allows features to be added without major updates to the underlying server.
How is Apache used by Madison, WI businesses?
Madison, WI area businesses use Apache to meet a number of challenges
Business Web Application Hosting
Many Madison, WI area businesses have or are in the process of migrating traditional PC based business applications to web applications, including CRM systems, order processing systems, and inventory management systems. Apache is a critical foundation for these business applications, offering both security and performance.
Many Madison, WI area businesses sell product on the Internet. Apache powers the most popular E-Commerce software, including Magento, ZenCart, CRE Loaded, and OSCommerce while providing security to protect customer information and business reputation.
Intranet Site Hosting
An Intranet is an important tool for many Madison, WI area businesses to provide convienient access to policies, procedures, and commonly used documents. Popular content management systems, such as Wordpress, FosWIKI, and MediaWIKI can be used with Apache.
Business Web Site Hosting
Madison, WI area businesses rely on Apache for business web hosting, whether they are hosting static HTML sites or advanced PHP applications. Apache powers some of the most widely used Content Management systems, including Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress.
How does NextPhase support Madison, WI businesses using Apache
NextPhase designs, implements, and supports web server systems based on Apache. We help Madison, WI businesses with these and other tasks:
Determining if Apache is the best web server software based on business needs and requirements
Analysis of costs, benefits, and risks of hosting on-site versus hosting through an outside provider
Selection of hardware to run Apache Web Server
Setup of Apache Web Server software
Lockdown of Apache Web Server to reduce security risks
Configuration of server certificates for secure HTTPS web hosting
Configuration of password and certificate based authentication for access to protected data
Version Updates of Apache Web Server
Redirection of web sites due to business name change or acquisition/merger
Configuration changes to improve search engine optimization
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