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Web server configuration depends on the Web server software that is used. Describe two popular Web server software products and the advantages of each.

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Note the top two popular web servers are APACHE and SUN. See the links provided for more info about Web Servers, including:
http://atlas.itdsdom1.unt.edu/bcis4720/PowerPoints/ch08.ppt.

(1) APACHE

The Apache HTTP Server Project is a collaborative software development effort aimed at creating a robust, commercial-grade, feature-filled, and freely-available source code implementation of an HTTP (Web) server. Advantages of the project is that it is jointly managed by a group of volunteers located around the world, using the Internet and the Web to communicate, plan, and develop the server and its related documentation. In addition, hundreds of users have contributed ideas, code, and documentation to the project.

Reference: http://httpd.apache.org/

Apache offers various advantages to users, developers and Web administrators:

* Features: Apache has various useful features, including implementation of the latest protocols.
* Customizable: Apache's modular architecture allows you to build a server that is "made to measure".
* Administration: Apache configuration files are in ASCII, have a simple format, and can be edited using any text editor. They are ...

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This solution discusses both Apache and Sun Java System and their advantages, as well as mentioning Microsoft Internet Information Server and Oracle WebLogic in about 845 words with references.

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