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Apache Tomcat vs Wildfly: What are the differences?

What is Apache Tomcat? An open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

What is Wildfly? A Java EE8 Application Server. It is a flexible, lightweight, managed application runtime that helps you build amazing applications. It supports the latest standards for web development.

Apache Tomcat and Wildfly can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.

Apache Tomcat is an open source tool with 3.51K GitHub stars and 2.4K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache Tomcat's open source repository on GitHub.

ebay, MIT, and Zillow are some of the popular companies that use Apache Tomcat, whereas Wildfly is used by Sweazer, STYLIGHT, and PouchNATION. Apache Tomcat has a broader approval, being mentioned in 566 company stacks & 432 developers stacks; compared to Wildfly, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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I was in a situation where I have to configure 40 RHEL servers 20 each for Apache HTTP Server and Tomcat server. My task was to 1. configure LVM with required logical volumes, format and mount for HTTP and Tomcat servers accordingly. 2. Install apache and tomcat. 3. Generate and apply selfsigned certs to http server. 4. Modify default ports on Tomcat to different ports. 5. Create users on RHEL for application support team. 6. other administrative tasks like, start, stop and restart HTTP and Tomcat services.

I have utilized the power of ansible for all these tasks, which made it easy and manageable.

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    Spring web
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    Eclipse integration
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    What is Apache Tomcat?

    Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

    What is Wildfly?

    It is a flexible, lightweight, managed application runtime that helps you build amazing applications. It supports the latest standards for web development.

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