This article is part of series of articles on Apache. Here is the list:

  1. Introduction to Apache Web Server.
  2. Difference between Apache http and Apache Tomcat.(this one)
  3. How to Install and Run Apache Web Server on Ubuntu Linux
  4. How to Install and Run Apache Web Server on Windows 10.

 

Original Article:

To determine which type of web server to use, its important to know about both, to decide which gets your vote. Understandably it could get a bit difficult to actually pick one for your project.

And since Apache is the most used Web Server technology of now, we’ll compare Apache Web Server and Apache Tomcat, which are very different and fulfill different needs.

Apache Tomcat

 

Apache http

 

Apache Tomcat is used to deploy your Java Servlets and JSPs.

 

Apache HTTP server is just a web server designed to serve static web pages.

 

Tomcat has it’s own HTTP server built into it, and is fully functional at serving static content too.

 

Apache is a general-purpose http server, which supports a number of advanced options that Tomcat doesn’t.

 

Works as a light-weight testing server

 

Supports CGI scripts, Server API modules, Perl, PHP, etc

 

Can be run in different modes to promote better performance.

 

Lack of functionality for Java Servlets or JavaServer Pages, which cannot be run with Apache’s web server.

 

Apache Tomcat is coded in java.

 

Apache http or generally Apache is coded in C programming language.

 

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How to Install and Run Apache Web Server on Ubuntu Linux OS – Virtono Community · July 23, 2016 at 7:26 PM

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