Helicon Ape provides support for Apache .htacces and .htpasswd configuration files in Microsoft IIS. It literally implements Apache configuration model and nearly all Apache modules in a single IIS add-on, not only making IIS compatible with Apache, but also extending it’s functionality by a number of highly essential features.
Includes following modules: mod_rewrite, mod_proxy, mod_auth, mod_gzip, mod_headers, mod_cache, mod_expires, mod_replace and others. You can check all currently available modules in the compatibility chart (the list is growing with new builds).
Helicon Ape offers
modification-free transition of Apache web sites to IIS (including .htaccess, .htpasswd, etc.);
easy configuration of PHP and other Unix-based Web applications on IIS;
powerful, fully Apache-compatible URL rewriting syntax — no rules redesign is necessary.
password protect directories with text or datagbase password files;
comprehensive protection from DoS attacks and hotlinking (content leeching);
all-round web request debugging with HTTP-level web developer toolset.
powerful configuration editing, syntax highlighting, help, testing utilities in one place;
plain text configurations — no XML, easy translation;
per-site installation without hosting administration participation;
full-fledged reverse and forward proxy functionality;
drastic server speed-up due to finely adjustable compression and cache functions;
on-the-fly links, headers and HTML body modification.
Helicon Ape is implemented as managed IIS 7 module and can be installed as .NET module on any ASP.NET-compatible IIS version. It works transparently for both server and client and can even be installed on a shared hosting account without administrative access.
Ape is a must have tool for every Windows hosting as it provides unique set of features never available on Windows servers before. Please check our articles section to find only few of possible usages for this incredible product.
No special requirements
January 03, 2013
WinXP, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64
Apache, Apache Emulator, Emulate Apache, Emulator, Iis, Iis 7 Apache Module