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One of Apache’s strengths is that it is very well supported
by the open source user community. Most problems related to Apache have been
documented and solved. Fortunately, users frequently share their knowledge and
troubleshooting tips with the open source community.
Other applications, primarily open source ones, have been
tailored to make use of Apache’s Web-serving capabilities. For Web sites that
are not driven by a database, Apache is an excellent choice because the startup
costs are extremely low and support is easy to come by.
Many Web hosting companies offer Apache hosting plans
starting at just a few dollars per month, but you can quickly get your own
Apache Web server up and running and host it on your DMZ (just make sure you
have enough upstream bandwidth).