Servlets and JSPs
Servlets technology provides Web developers with a simple, consistent
mechanism for extending the functionality of a Web server. A servlet can
almost be thought of as an applet that runs on the server side.
Pages (JSP) is a server-side technology that is an extension to
the Java Servlet technology. JSPs have dynamic scripting capabililty that
works in tandem with HTML code, separating the page logic from the static
elements--the actual design and display of the page.
Blue Reef makes Java Servlets and JSPs available on our Solaris Virtual
Server via Tomcat,
the flagship product of the Apache Jakarta
Project. Tomcat is a world-class implementation of the Java Servlet
2.2 and Java Server Pages 1.1 Specifications.
If you wish to use Tomcat on your FreeBSD virtual server, you will need
download and install Tomcat yourself from Apache's web site.
For your Solaris-based virtual server, to configure your Apache
Web Server to serve Java Servlets and JSPs, do the following.
For your FreeBSD-based virtual server, visit Apache's web site. Please
note that Blue Reef will not provide technical assistance for Tomcat on
the Free-BSD virtual servers:
Install Java (JDK 2).
Install the Jakarta Tomcat Server.
This is the Java Servlet engine. It knows how to parse JavaServer
pages and Java Servlets. It runs a web server on port 8080 and has
a special jserv-type protocol listening on 8007. It also has an enhanced
and improved protocol listening on 8009, which is what mod_jk Apache
Module talks to it on. The mod_jserv Apache Module talks on 8007.
Install the mod_jk Apache Module
For more information, see: