Java Server Pages

Soo-Hyun Choi soohyunc at
Thu Dec 29 14:24:54 PST 2005

So what you mean is that I need to install Tomcat alongside Apache? Is
this correct?

On 12/29/05, Jon Brisbin <jon.brisbin at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-12-29 at 20:38 +0000, Soo-Hyun Choi wrote:
> > hi,
> >
> > apart from apache, what sort of things do i need to get JSP (java
> > server pages) working? (maybe, do i need to manually install tomcat on
> > top of apache?)
> It doesn't actually work that way. You install Tomcat, Jetty, JBoss,
> Resin, or Enhydra (the top choices for JSP/Servlet containers)
> *alongside* Tomcat. You then either access the Tomcat server on it's own
> port (http://your-server:8080) or you install mod_jk in Apache and map
> certain URLs or patterns to your servlet container.
> We use JBoss, but if you're just looking to do plain JSP, you can get a
> tar-gz'd archive of tomcat and unzip it onto your BSD box. It's not
> necessary to install it from ports.
> Jetty and Resin seem like faster application servers, but I've had more
> trouble getting them configured than I have Tomcat. Maybe that's because
> I started with Tomcat back in the JServ days and am just more familiar
> with it.
> Good luck.
> Jon Brisbin
> Webmaster
> NPC International, Inc.

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