updated 10:40 am EDT, Wed October 3, 2007
Abyss Web Server 2.5
Aprelium Technologies has announced a new release of the Abyss Web Server, version 2.5. The new edition offers secure SSL/HTTPS connections as well as an integrated interface to manage, self-sign, and import SSL certificates. The server also supports CGI/FastCGI, ISAPI extensions, Server Side Includes (SSI), native ASP.NET (on Windows), custom error pages, URL rewriting, access control, aliases, custom directory listings, anti-leeching, and bandwidth throttling and can host and run PHP, Perl, Python, ASP, Ruby on Rails and ASP.NET Web applications which can be backed by databases such as MySQL, MS SQL Server, and Oracle. The tool also includes a feature that detects and dynamically bans suspicious visitors to help prevent DoS (Denial of Service) attacks. There are two flavors of the software, a free personal edition Abyss Web Server X1: it can only host a single site and is available for download. A professional edition called Abyss Web Server X2 that is priced at $60.