| Topic: Apache on IIS emulation module released! ( Topic Closed)
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Please welcome unique Apache web server emulation solution for Microsoft IIS - Helicon Ape! (Ape stands for Apache emulator)
|Posted: 08 November 2008 at 5:35am
Helicon Ape beta is a comprehensive product that emulates Apache execution environment on Microsoft IIS. It literally implements Apache configuration model (like .htaccess and httpd.conf files) and most demanded Apache modules in a single IIS add-on, not only making IIS compatible with Apache, but also extending its functionality by a number of highly essential features.
Currently implemented modules are: mod_auth_basic, mod_auth_digest, mod_authn_anon, mod_authn_default, mod_authn_file, mod_authz_default, mod_authz_groupfile, mod_authz_host, mod_authz_user, mod_core, mod_env, mod_expires, mod_headers, mod_proxy, mod_rewrite, mod_setenvif, mod_so.
You can check complete list of implemented modules in the compatibility chart and this list is going to grow with new builds.
Key features of Helicon Ape:
� compatibility with Apache modules� configurations (beta version includes only basic modules but the list will be extending with future releases);
� unprecedented compatibility with PHP-based applications;
� user-friendly interface and plain text configurations (no XML!);
� per-site installation without hosting administration involvement/assistance;
� powerful and flexible modules for URL rewriting;
� extensive forward and reverse proxy instruments;
� comprehensive authorization capabilities;
Benefits from Helicon Ape:
� users can move their Apache web sites to IIS without modifications;
� current PHP and other Unix oriented web applications can be easily configured for IIS;
� flexible user permissions control (as they implemented in Apache world);
� powerful URL rewriting compatible with Apache does not require rule redesign;
� reverse and forward proxy features available for your web server;
� low level controls over web site behavior open extended abilities for optimization, security and performance.
Helicon Ape is implemented as managed IIS 7 module, but can be installed as ASP.NET module on any ASP.NET compatible IIS version. It works transparently to the server and client and even can be installed on a shared hosting account without administrative access to the server.
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