SUMMARY: webserver: which is the best?

From: Michel Pilon (
Date: Thu Apr 02 1998 - 16:53:57 CST


Here is my original question:

> I am in the process of implementing a new web server on a Sun Netra J 170
> running Solaris 2.5.1. My question is: Which web server do you recommend
> me?
> I do not care if it is a commercial or non-commercial one. My worry is
> about
> speed and security.

and here are the result to my survey:

The winner is ---->>>>> APACHE <<<<<<-------

Apache : 14 (
Sun Web Server : 1
Netscape Server: 2 (
Apahy : 1
WN : 1 (

Comments summary:

Apache: Very good for security; fast; public domain; flexible; well-supported;
        runs over 50% of all webservers now; runs it!;
        highly configurable; available on Linux, Solaris and NT; developped
        by and for webmasters;

Sun Web Server: Easy to administer; runs on Solaris 2.5.1 and 2.6;
                bundled with Solaris 2.6 Server.

Netscape server: Security features are excellent!;
                 SSL: excellent!
                 Drawback: It is a memory HOG!

WN: Excellent security
Thank you to Mick Morgan for giving me these two interesting addresses: and

A Big Thank to:

Brooke King
Ian MacPhedran <>
Jeffrey B. Davis" <>
JOSEPH AAJ Chackompally <> (Thomas Anders)
Michael Galloway <>
jmg7@alpha.CES.CWRU.Edu (Jeff Goodin)
Robert G. Ferrell" <>
Ramindur Singh <
Mike Salehi" <>
John Cieply <>
Tom Mornini <>
Mick Morgan <>
Amjad Zamil <> (Howard Modell)
Adams, Chad M CRL" <>

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