KD Interactive Hosted Email uses a mix of proprietary and open source web servers to provide access to different services. The different products provide different strengths that we utilize for our customers' benefit.
Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April of 1996, with more than 67% of web sites on the Internet using it as of October 2004. The Apache HTTP Server is a project of the Apache Software Foundation. The Apache HTTP server acts as the core web server for many of our web applications.
Lighttpd has quickly gained a reputation as one of the fastest HTTP servers available. The webmail application is served via Lighttpd to ensure the best possible performance. KD Interactive Hosted Email has conducted extensive load and stability testing to ensure proper operation of our services. We are currently evaluating moving more of our web applications to Lighttpd servers to further increase performance.
Microsoft's IIS 7 is the HTTP server for our administrative control panel and most of our administrative API. Using IIS, we are able to integrate billing components with our control panel and provide system visibility and flexibility for our customers.