Hi, I'm a beginner in this topic. I want to download and install a web server for practice on my PC. I've heard so many names like : "Apache Tomcat", "JSWDK", "Allaire Jrun" etc. Which one can I download easily with less memory requirements and is easy to use for a new learner ?
The j2ee sdk comes with a webserver . So you might just want to download that & use it for practicing. The advantage here is you won't have too many config issues unlike when you install other web servers.
Originally posted by Vishakha Ahuja: Hi, I'm a beginner in this topic. I want to download and install a web server for practice on my PC. I've heard so many names like : "Apache Tomcat", "JSWDK", "Allaire Jrun" etc. Which one can I download easily with less memory requirements and is easy to use for a new learner ?
I have to disagree with some of these suggestions. Using Sun's non-standard Java Web Server or the very obolete Servlet Development Kit are not a good way of getting started with Servlet and JSP development. You really need to install a server which is compliant with all modern standards, pure Java, free to download, and the source code is available for developers to study. The official "reference" server is Tomcat from the Apache Group at http://jakarta.apache.org/ . However, this can be hard to install and configure (just look back at some of the old messages here!). My personal preference is for Resin (from http://www.caucho.com/ ) which many people find considerably easier than Tomcat to install and configure, and is generaly considered to be faster in operation. Other good choices include Jetty (from http://jetty.mortbay.com/ ) and many others.
I'm using a developer version of JRun at home, and its pretty good. The advantage I see with JRun is that it is a commercial product (limited to 5 connections I think), so you get experience with a commercial product, and if you are using it in pre-production testing, you can scale up to a full server version with the simple application of money.
for servlets only, beginners should use JSDK, lots of classpath complications in tomcat especially with windows98
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I will say it again. Beginners should not use JSDK (also known as JSWDK). It is obsolete and not compatible with modern standards. If Tomcat is too hard to install and configure, try one of the many other good servlet containers listed in this thread.
I did install the standard Tomcat, and as expected couln't configure it. No matter whatever I do, it just doesn't work. (I hope I've not messed up my autoexec.bat file) So I may try some of the others mentioned here. Thanks for so many suggestions, I now have so many choices.
Hi Vishakha! I think JWS i.e Java Web Server(Product of Sun Microsystems) will be the Best for you. It can run on 32 MB RAM.Also and also is good in performance. If you have 128 MB RAM then you can go for Weblogic server. regards Bidyut [This message has been edited by Bidyut Padhi (edited March 07, 2001).]