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IIS and Apache Tomcat

jignesh soni
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Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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IIS serves asp pages and apache serves jsp pages. What about html pages, can these servers serve other pages like html, xhtml ?

Apache is compatible for Tomcat application server. Is IIS compatible with Tomcat ? If not, then what application server is compatible with IIS ?

I am confused with these two servers. Please explain thoroughly

Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
All servers (IIS, Apache httpd, Apache Tomcat) can serve static files.

(Almost) Everything you need to know about integrating Tomcat with other servers can be found at
Gamini Sirisena
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Joined: Aug 05, 2008
Posts: 378
IIS is an HTTP server.

The Apache web server is an HTTP server.

An HTTP server is able to serve HTML and XHTMl among other content types.

IIS either supports ASP processing out of the box or as an official extension.

Apache Tomcat is primarily a JSP/Servlet container and also doubles up as an HTTP server.

Looks like there is an IIS plugin for Apache Tomcat. (Google for "iis tomcat plugin"). So you could use the HTTP capability of IIS in combination with JSP/Servlet processing capabilities of Apache Tomcat.

There is an Apache Tomcat module for the Apache Web server called mod_jk. So you can use the HTTP capability of the Apache web server in combination with JSP/Servlet processing capabilities of Apache Tomcat.

Finally, If there's an IIS plugin I guess any java application server can be considered compatible with IIS.

Hope this clears things up a bit further..
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