Apache HTTP/Tomcat - license is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 3 out of 5 by MiddlewareSpec782 from It allows rapid application deployment for Java web container applications, but clustering is complicated.Valuable Features:* Simplicity* Speed of deploymentImprovements to My Organization:* It allows rapid application deployment for Java web container applications.* It provides a stable platform for the application to work with.Room for Improvement:* The documentation can be better.* It also lacks the flexibility to configure files.* Clustering is complicated.Use of Solution:I managed it for approximately three years.Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Scalability Issues:It's difficult to scale/cluster.Initial Setup:It was straightforward.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hamidou GASSIMBE from It has some valuable features, such as realm database for role and user management, but it doesn't host J2EE applications.Valuable Features:- JSP/Servlet container- Realm database for role and user managementUse of Solution:10 yearsScalability Issues:Out-of-Memory issues, which can be solved by increasing the heap space.Previous Solutions:Tomcat is a simple JSP/JSF container, but if you want to host J2EE applications you must switch to other solutions, such as JBOSS or Oracle Web Logic.Implementation Team:In-houseCost and Licensing Advice:Tomcat is free and opensource.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Aksel Filipovic from The configuration needs work, but we had no issues with stability.Valuable Features:It has a small footprint.Improvements to My Organization:With this, we were able to deliver our products faster to our customers through packaging.Room for Improvement:The configuration needs work.Use of Solution:I've used it for six months.Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.Stability Issues:This depends on the load of the server. We had no issues, but we never ran more than application/site at a time.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:I've not used customer service.Technical Support:I've not used technical support.Previous Solutions:We switched because of the nature of the application and technology.Initial Setup:I always design my systems simple and keep them simple as possible.Implementation Team:We implemented it with in-house team. We like to keep the knowledge in-house.ROI:It was crucial and it definitely paid off.Cost and Licensing Advice:Keep the systems simple. Try to work with open-source solutions and pay for technical support and subscription to support the projects.Other Solutions Considered:Yes I always and regularly evaluate. In case of Java we evaluated all Applications servers who support JEE full profile.Other Advice:I was using Apache Tomcat, JBoss AS (RedHat), WebMethods (Software AG) and IIS (Microsoft). All of them have their specialities, but depending on the goals and purpose it’s quiet easy to make a choice. Products based on Microsoft .NET do not give companies lot of options; either with Server Operating System shipped IIS, or the developer version called IIS Express. Applications written in Java, n opposite, can be accommodated on several fully-profiled or non-fully-profiled application or web servers.Only have one application per server if possible. Do not over complicate it, and keep the variance in the configuration simple as possible.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jim Blizard from We have to bounce the servers every three months but there's no investment and a huge return. Valuable Features:It's a rock solid Java host.Improvements to My Organization:It is at the core of our production application server environment.Room for Improvement:None that I can think of.Use of Solution:I've been using it for 10 years,Deployment Issues:No, it's rock solid.Stability Issues:The server needs to be bounced every three months. We reboot on schedule whether we need to or not.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:It's open source and the community is very helpful.Technical Support:It's open source and the community is very helpful.Previous Solutions:We used IBM WebSphere, but the cost drove us to Tomcat.Initial Setup:It's drop dead easy.Implementation Team:We did it all in-house.ROI:No investment, and a huge return.Cost and Licensing Advice:We bounce the servers every three months, but other than that the costs are trivial.Other Solutions Considered:We looked at other products from IBM, Sun, BEA and a couple others.Other Advice:Do it. Drop it in and if you have huge traffic requirements, drop it on a couple of machines and run a network balancer.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by Diego Hidalgo from It has sufficient documentation for application development but it needs to be improved to handle JNDI resources.Valuable Features:* Lightweight* Configurable* High-performance* Cross-platform* Open source* It has sufficient documentation for application developmentRoom for Improvement:The cluster management and load balancing is a bit complex. Also, they need to improve the documentation to handle JNDI resources.Use of Solution:I've used it for 10 years.Deployment Issues:Deployment is simple, however, a limitation is hot deployment.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Cost and Licensing Advice:No costs.Other Solutions Considered:If you were to have no JEE applications, then it is advisable, otherwise the application server falls short.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.