What is Tomcat server?
Tomcat app server is the open-source implementation of the Java Servlet and Java Server Pages standards and technology developed under the Jakarta Project. This server is not only freebut widely used for many high-profile, highly-trafficked sites hosting. It provides a pure Java HTTP web server environment for Java code to run on.
With Jelastic, the best Java virtual hosting, you can have your Tomcat environment up in minutes. Unlike previous solutions that took all kinds of extra work and involved setting upservers and managing backend resources before you could even start working on deploying your Java app, with Jelastic cloud platform, using web host Tomcat is easy.
History of Tomcat hosting
So, how did something as great as Tomcat application server end up being open-source? It started off as a way for James Duncan Davidson, a software architect at Sun Microsystems, to doreference implementations for servlets. He later worked to make it open-source and was very important in the donation process of it by Sun to the Apache Software Foundation. Davidson's hope had been that it would become open-source and he was highly instrumental in making that happen.
How does the best Tomcat virtual hosting work?
Tomcat application server has a number of different "parts" that work together to make it one of the best application servers available for Java hosting. Those are, Catalina, Coyote andJasper 2.
Catalina is Tomcat's servlet container. It implements Sun Microsystems' specifications for JavaServer Pages (JSP) and servlets. By making use of Realm in different ways, Catalina can beintegrated into environments where databases of user information and permissions are not only already present, but also being created. With Catalina, Tomcat app server can use that ability to implementContainer Managed Security (part of the Servlet Specification Standard).
With Coyote, Tomcat application server is able to support HTTP 1.1 protocols. Coyote is the HTTP Connector for Tomcat hosting. It works by Coyote listening for incoming connections onspecific TCP ports on the server and then forwarding the incoming requests to Tomcat host to analyze, process and then return responses to the requesting clients.
Jasper 2 is the second release of Jasper. It has a number of cool new features that add to its functionality as Tomcat's JSP Engine. Basically, Jasper parses JSP files to be compiled in Java code as servlets for Catalina. At runtime, if there are any changes to JSP files, Jasper detects and then recompiles them.
How do I get my Tomcat Hosting up and running in Jelastic?
It's as easy as selecting Tomcat application server from drop down menu with the available Java software stacks! Use Tomcat server tutorial to see the detailed instruction.
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