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I have developed a web application using jsp and servlets with tomcat server. the application is working fine in local network, but when i run in the browser the url is displaying the port number(http://local_ip_address:8080/application_folder/starting_jsp ) which should not happen.even when i specify the IP address should i need to give the port number. I want this application to run in IIS server also, so i came to know that i should download jspisapi.dll and include it in IIS configuration to run jsp.
the application is working fine in local network, but when i run in the browser
In the local network you're running it in a browser too, right? You can run the server with any port you like, and the URL will reflect that. Port 80 is most common, because -being the default port- you can leave out the port number.
This has nothing to do with the kind of server you're using; using IIS (with a servlet engine of some kind) works the same way as, say, Tomcat. (Although it can be hard to make Tomcat work on port 80).