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What is the difference between Apache Web Server and Tomcat?


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#1 mmgoddard

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Posted 10 April 2003 - 05:20 PM

I know a bit of Java/JSP and a little (I thought) on Tomcat.

I now want to start using PHP (for use between MySql and Flash).

I thought I could simply write PHP scripts and use them in exactly the same way as JSP\'s using the Tomcat server. Even the simple \"Hello World\" doesn\'t appear to work ?

I\'m now thinking that I need to use Apache Webserver - but haven\'t got a clue as to the differences between this and Tomcat ?!? What is the relationship between these two products - as I now understand that you can somehow run Tomcat from within Apache - What does this all mean exactly ?!?

Servers !?! Servlet Containers !?! Very Confusing !! But would appreciate any pointers !!

Cheers,

Matt.

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Posted 12 April 2003 - 10:33 AM

I thought Tomcat was an extension to Apache making it possible to work with servlets. I\'m not 100% positive though




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