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Apache Struts vs Apache Tomcat: What are the differences?

Developers describe Apache Struts as "A free open source framework for creating Java web applications". It is a free, open-source, MVC framework for creating elegant, modern Java web applications. It favors convention over configuration, is extensible using a plugin architecture, and ships with plugins to support REST, AJAX and JSON. On the other hand, Apache Tomcat is detailed as "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.

Apache Struts can be classified as a tool in the "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category, while Apache Tomcat is grouped under "Web Servers".

Apache Struts and Apache Tomcat are both open source tools. Apache Tomcat with 3.62K GitHub stars and 2.47K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Apache Struts with 959 GitHub stars and 637 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Apache Struts and Apache Tomcat

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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      What is Apache Struts?

      It is a free, open-source, MVC framework for creating elegant, modern Java web applications. It favors convention over configuration, is extensible using a plugin architecture, and ships with plugins to support REST, AJAX and JSON.

      What is Apache Tomcat?

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

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