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Difference between Apache Web Server and Tomcat Server

Mahendran Aiyappan
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
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Sir I am little bit confused about Apache Web Server and Apache Tomcat Server. Please give me an link so that i can find it out.

Thanks
Jason Liao
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Joined: Jun 17, 2005
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Originally posted by Mahendran Shanmugam:
Apache Web Server and Apache Tomcat Server.


Apache web server is a HTTP server and here is an answer from Apache web server
What is the Apache HTTP Server?

* is a powerful, flexible, HTTP/1.1 compliant web server
* implements the latest protocols, including HTTP/1.1 (RFC2616)
* is highly configurable and extensible with third-party modules
* can be customised by writing 'modules' using the Apache module API
* provides full source code and comes with an unrestrictive license
* runs on Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/9x, Netware 5.x and above, OS/2, and most versions of Unix, as well as several other operating systems
* is actively being developed
* encourages user feedback through new ideas, bug reports and patches

Apache Tomcat is the servlet container that is used in the official Reference Implementation for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. The Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages specifications are developed by Sun under the Java Community Process.

here is the link to Tomcat
Pavel Kubal
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Joined: Mar 13, 2004
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Both are webservers, but Tomcat is also servlet container - it can handle jsp pages and servlets.

Tomcat is not primarily intended as webserver. If you want webserver with jsp support use Apache and Tomcat together. It has several advantages ;-)
 
 
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