The Apache web server is an open source and free product of the Apache Software Foundation and one of the most used web servers on the Internet. In addition to Unix and Linux, Apache also supports macOS, Win32, NetWare and a variety of other operating systems.
The Apache web server has a modular structure. This means that appropriate modules can be used to encrypt communication between the browser and web server (mod_ssl), use it as a proxy server (mod_proxy), or perform complex manipulations of HTTP header data (mod headers) and URLs (mod rewrite).
Tomcat is an open source web server and web container from the Apache Software Foundation that implements the specification for Java Servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP) and thus allows web applications written in Java to be run on a servlet or JSP basis.
Tomcat consists of the actual servlet container Catalina, the JSP engine Jasper and the connector framework Coyote. Using various connectors, Tomcat supports various communication protocols and can either be operated as an independent web server with the HTTP connector or integrated into other web servers such as Apache web server or Microsoft IIS using the AJP connector. With the currently existing AJP implementation, it is possible to operate the servlet container on a separate host computer in order to relieve the web server; in particular, the load balancing functionality allows the web server to be provided with a cluster of several servlet containers if the corresponding power is required.
JBoss is now used synonymously for the JBoss Application Server, an application server based on the Java EE standard. The current product name WildFly, which Red Hat chose after the takeover of the IT company JBoss Inc., has been valid since version 8.
The development of the JBoss Application Server goes back to Marc Fleury. Under the name "JavaBean Open Source Software Application Sever (JBoss)"
The advantages include, above all, the variety of functions and stability, as well as the good integration with other open source products.
The WebSphere Application Server (WAS), also simply referred to as WebSphere, is a runtime environment for JavaEE applications (Java Enterprise Edition) from IBM. These are usually packaged as EAR (Enterprise Application Archive) or WAR (Web Application Archive). EAR and WAR files are files packed with the "jar" (Java Archive) tool. This includes, among other things
- Java classes translated into bytecode „*.class“,
- JSP (Java Server Pages),
- so-called deployment descriptors in XML.
These components are packaged several times in a defined directory structure. The EAR file is "deployed" in the application server, a type of application installation.
WebSphere also supports the Lightweight Third-Party Authentication protocol for single sign-on developed by IBM. And the command line interface for automated configuration and deployment processes (wsadmin) can be operated with the languages Jython or JACL.
All web server systems that are implemented by IT-LINUXMAKER generally receive security via SSL/TSL, which we create and configure using Let's Encrypt.
The digitization of business life, essential production processes and private life is in full swing. At the same time, threats from server failures, viruses and cybercrime are increasing. The whole thing is reinforced by neglecting IT security both in the private sphere and in the business world. Protective mechanisms that are really necessary are usually only considered when the damage has already occurred and the restoration of the IT infrastructure has caused enormous costs.
Linux offers you a secure basis in your IT infrastructure right from the start. On the one hand, because it has always been conceived as an operating system geared towards network operation. On the other hand, because the free availability of the source code makes the possibility of defective or misused functions almost impossible. In addition, “Open Source” has always meant permanent improvement by innovative specialists from all over the world. In the meantime, more and more users trust Linux, which among other things provides the kernel for the numerous Android installations, including companies and institutions such as Siemens, BMW, Lufthansa, Deutsche Post AG, Greenpeace and state institutions including the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection.
You are a company, a medium-sized company, a craft company, a sole trader with the appropriate IT infrastructure and you want to fully satisfy your customers with your products. Or you are a private individual with corresponding support requests. Your IT infrastructure should work reliably around the clock. As an expert in this field, IT-LINUXMAKER can protect your information effectively and quickly. With the services of IT-LINUXMAKER you secure your competitive advantage through the stability of your IT infrastructure and your data.