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What is Tomcat and what is Apache?
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Posted By:   Srikanth_Kondeti
Posted On:   Tuesday, April 20, 2004 11:11 PM

Hi..

I would like to know the difference between Apache and tomcat

When we are using the tomcat we will run tomcat sometimes

and apache service also we will start.

so whats the difference between those two


Thanks,
Srikanth

Re: What is Tomcat and what is Apache?

Posted By:   Stephen_McConnell  
Posted On:   Wednesday, April 21, 2004 07:31 AM

Apache is a "web server" which is designed to serve up static HTML or with the appropriate module, it serves up CGI scripts.


Tomcat is a "servlet container and JSP container". It is mostly written in Java and serves up Servlets and JSPs. It can serve up static HTML, but is not as efficient at it as Apache.


You can use a connector module to connect Apache and Tomcat together. That way, you have a really efficient "web server" and when it needs to serve up JSP's and servlets, it can.


The Tomcat documentation explains how to to do this...


Good Luck


Stephen McConnell

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