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Paul Wetzel
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I have been writting some servlet code on my pc at home. I down loaded a JWS from sun but it will expire soon. what is your opinion of a good web server to use. thanks
 
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I guess you already have Java installed, in which case any of the many free Java-baed servlet engines will do the trick.
Lists of servers can be found at:
http://www.servlets.com/resources/urls/engines.html
http://www.servletcentral.com/common/servers.dchtml
I've seriously used Apache Jserv, Mort Bay Jetty and Gefion LiteWebServer and played with several others.
I'd recommend LiteWeb Server as a good choice for development work. It's easy to install and configure, tracks the latest API releases, and it's small. All it lacks is some of the security features you might want on a public deployment.
If you are already running Apache, then JServ is the obvious choice, although the new Tomcat reference system might be appropriate if you don't mind running potentially risky beta software.
Check back here and let us know how you get on, or if you have any questions or problems.
 
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I've been using JRun without a problem. I haven't heard anyone complain about it and it seems to be the most popular package. I've heard mixed stuff about JServ. A guy that sits near me recently switched from JServ to JRun and has been cursing JServ ever since.
 
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well my JWS went south (expired) at work and i installed gefion lite web server and it was pretty painless. I will most likely install it at home as well. it is simple and easy to use. the fact that it does not Automatically reload modified servlets is a bummer but i guess i can get used to it. Its not like all my code is in a servlet anyway.
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