Everyone needs a web server right? Sure they do, at least in my mind. Anyone writing and developing anything for the web at least. Apache is usually the web-server of choice. It is powerful, flexible, free and fairly easy to use. An alternative to Apache is the (also free) Xitami
web server. It is more light weight than Apache but is also quite easy to use and configure. Xitami has a nice GUI to help you configure the many settings it has to run your web server. I currently use Xitami as a test-bed web server for my many projects at work. I'm not sure how you pronounce Xitami, but since this blog is only print and not audio at this point, I am going to let you deliberate about that as long as you like. Have fun!