Internet Service Providers
In-house development software greatly expands on a Web server's capabilities.
You should note that many ISPs provide Net.Commerce and SiteServer E-Commerce Edition for a fee. For example, Global-Servers.com allows users to cohost sites. Services include the ability to rent up to 200 MB of space, full access to IBM Net.Commerce,
email, FTP service, domain name creation, and user tracking. Such providers are common and allow you to get started quickly.
Apache Web Server
The Apache HTTP Server is a web server application notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web.
Originally based on the NCSA HTTPd server, development of Apache began in early 1995 after work on the NCSA code stalled.
Apache quickly overtook NCSA HTTPd as the dominant HTTP server and has remained the most popular HTTP server in use since April 1996. In 2009, it became the first web server software to serve more than 100 million websites.
Apache is developed and maintained by an open community of developers under the Apache Software Foundation. Most commonly used with Unix operating systems the software is available for a wide variety of operating systems, including Unix, FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, Novell NetWare, OS X, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, TPF, and eComStation. The web server is released under the Apache License and is open-source software.