Tomcat is an open source web server that processes JavaServerPages™ and Java™ Servlets.
It can run as a stand-alone server or be integrated with theApache web server. Like Apache, the core Tomcat program isrelatively simple, but there are many enhancements that can beadded that make it much more complex.
This book will provide you, the server administrator, with thenecessary knowledge to install and configure Tomcat, as well asmany of the most popular enhancements to the Tomcat package. Itwill help you plan the installation and possible growth options ofyour site.
You will learn how to integrate Tomcat with Apache (and thesituations when you should and when you shouldnt), how to setup database connectivity through JDBC, and how to ensure your webapplications are secure.
This book also covers some of the tools that can be integratedwith Tomcat, such as Ant (for automatically building webapplications) and Log4J (for advanced logging).
Who is this book for?
This book is for professionals working with Java webapplications. It assumes a certain knowledge of the JSP and Servlettechnologies, but only from an administrators point-of-view.Knowledge of databases, XML, HTML, networking, and generaladministrative techniques is also assumed.
What does this book cover?
- Tomcat 3.x, Tomcat 4.0.x, and Tomcat 4.1.x
- The Tomcat architecture
- Tomcat installation and configuration
- Apache and Tomcat integration using the AJP and WARPconnectors
- Tomcat security with SSL, realms, and the Java SecurityManager
- Shared Tomcat hosting, server load testing, and loadbalancing
- Managing and administering web applications
- JDBC with Tomcat
- Ant and Log4J