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Which Web Server?

 
Dean Reedy
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I want to play around alittle with JSP, what I need to know, is what web server should I use?
I want:
- easy of installation
- support JSP
- secure
- run on windows 98
- prefer written in java, but not neccassary
- Free
I want basicilly a simple server to hosts a webpage and play with JSP, but secure.
I have looked at vqServer, which looks good, but has not been updated for more than one year.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Dean
 
Joe Gilvary
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Apache's Tomcat is the reference implementation for
JSP 1.2. It's open source, written in Java, widely used,
and well supported.
http://jakarta.apache.org
HTH,
Joe
 
Dean Reedy
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Is Tomcat the server or a server plu in?
 
Dean Reedy
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Plugin?

Do I have to install apache and than Tomcat?
 
Greg Brouelette
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You install apache first, then Tomcat.
Tell you what, I've got a "secret" web page with documentation on how to set up apache and Tomcat on Win 2k that's left over from a consulting gig I did last year. Go take a look at www.brouelette.com/sabo and d-load the two files there. That should get you set up with apache and tomcat enough to at least start playing with it.
Hope it helps.
Greg
 
William Brogden
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NO! You do NOT have to install an Apache web server! Tomcat works just fine as a complete server and servlet/JSP engine. It may not have the high performance for serving static pages that Apache does, but it is perfect for playing around with JSP, and much simpler.
Bill
 
Dean Reedy
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Great information! Thanks everyone.

What would the highlevel differences be between the Apache Server and Tomcat than?
How do they work together?
What can thgey each do on their own?
To me it sounds as if they both are doing some of the same tasks.
Thanks,
Dean
 
Jessica Sant
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Also, check out the HP Application Server 8.0, It can act as a standalone Web Server with JSP (and even EJB capabilities, if you want them) or can work in combination with a traditional web server.
Best part is, its totally free! -- It also comes with a snazzy deployment tool called RadPak as well as a slew of trailmaps to get you up to speed.
You can also get a copy of the HPAS CD in the current issue of the JDJ (and last month's issue as well).
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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