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Hate Apache?

August 2, 2005 ·

Part of the fun, interesting and varied content on Fusion Authority - a link to a presentation (PDF, 670Kb) from the European ApacheCon this this entitled "Why I Hate the Apache Web Server". Now, I love Apache but I'll accept that it has some, er, "quirks"... My favorite slide is the one that talks about the powerful mod_rewrite:
I probably don't need to say anything more than just "mod_rewrite". But I will. "Voodoo" and "... flexibility of sendmail" The docs practically scream "GO AWAY!"

Tags: apache · programming

7 responses

  • 1 dean // Aug 2, 2005 at 6:22 PM

    Definitely have a love-hate thing with Apache and I've been intrigued by Lighttpd especially for serving-up small apps like blogs and photo galleries.

    So, not too sure if this is ready for enterprise-level apps; CF and Java, but it seems to fit well w/ PHP and Ruby on Rails.
  • 2 lolajl // Aug 3, 2005 at 5:45 AM

    Currently I'm having a love/hate relationship with Apache, trying to install Apache 2 on my laptop just so that I can get my own subversion repository set up. :-\ Haven't had time this week to make more progress since I've got to finish a baby blanket in time for my sister's shower Saturday, and other responsibilities . . .
  • 3 Yacoubean // Aug 3, 2005 at 7:27 AM

    Wow...she talked about setting up Apache 2 and making a baby blanket in the same sentence. That really threw me for a loop!
  • 4 lolajl // Aug 3, 2005 at 7:36 AM

    Err . . . sorry about the mental disconnect!
  • 5 HKS // Aug 3, 2005 at 3:46 PM

    Dean:
    Isn't all the webserver does is to pass the request on to JRun? If that's the case, wouldn't having a small, lightweight webserver be an advantage?

    "Flexibility of Sendmail"... lol.
  • 6 dean // Aug 3, 2005 at 5:58 PM

    HKS: That's a good point! Now, how difficult would it be to get Lighttpd to "talk" to JRun or Tomcat?

    Looking through the site and Wiki didn't indicate future support for this, though...

    www.lighttpd.net
  • 7 HKS // Aug 3, 2005 at 6:12 PM

    Dean:
    If all you want to serve is ColdFusion, you can deploy CF as an EAR on standalone tomcat (or jetty, which is even smaller).

    I don't know how you would get lighthttpd to talk to JRun. There doesn't seem to be anything to interface it to a Java Servlet Container...