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Merging Linux and Java on the Server Side

Merging Java and Linux on the Server Side

December 11, 1999

Contrary to popular opinion, Apache isn't the only Web server running under Linux. And while Apache is a great general-purpose Web server, there are some situations where Apache's not the best choice.

One such: where Java is a prime consideration in setting up a Web server. If you're in the middle of a Java shop and want to go that route in the Web-server field, there are four noteworthy Java-based Web servers that run on Linux (providing you have a JVM installed on your Java server, of course).

Here, we'll review the four major Java Web servers: Jigsaw, iServer, Avenida and vqServer. All four have been tested on a Slackware Linux system supporting Java via the Blackdown JVM port.

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