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Suggestions for a Web Server

Mark Miedaner

Joined: Feb 18, 2001
Posts: 3
I am new to Java, having worked with visual basic before. I would like to set up a web server to practice using servlets and jsp. What would be the best free web server to download to work with windows 98? Thanks much for any help.
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Hi Mark,
Check out Tomcat. Sun also has one, but use Tomcat.
-and more specifically...
Hope that helps. Good luck.
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Try Apache/Tomcat. FREE
Or ServletExec. FREE developer's version.

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Sandeep Jain
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Joined: Oct 25, 2000
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As u r new to java .You can make use javawebserver2.0 .However this server is not considered to be reliable . It has been observed that sometimes the things which work fine with javawebserver doesnt work at all with other webservers.
You can also go for jakarta tomcat or apache with Apache -jserv,or apache with jrun 3.0.

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Frank Carver

Joined: Jan 07, 1999
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And don't forget Resin (from ) and Jetty (from ). Both are high quality standards-compliant servers with full source code available for free.
I personally use Resin, and many people find it faster to use and easier to install and configure than Tomcat. Javawebserver is not really standard enough, so I would not recommend using it. Tomcat is the official reference platform for the Servlet and JSP APIs.

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Mark Miedaner

Joined: Feb 18, 2001
Posts: 3
Thanks so much for your suggestions. I'm going to try the various web servers mentioned and see which one seems to work best. Best wishes.
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