By cvr on Apr 08, 2008
Nope, we are not talking about Web Server 8.0! Just a few updates into 2008!
Since its release earlier in 01/07, Sun Web Server 7.0 has been deployed widely into production uses at Sun
and by well respected sites. Update releases are continuing to help
improve quality incorporating features and performance innovations -
e.g. upgrade to Java container, PHP Add On, administration support for
FastCGI, etc. To top it all, WS7.0u2 released in 12/07 set the world record SPECweb benchmark with staggering performance on the coolest server platform on the planet (Niagara 2 based T5220), thanks to its MT-hot design ideal for multi-core CMT systems, a new innovative asynchronous accelerator cache design and a host top to bottom system level innovations such as 10Gbit Ethernet networking etc.
With MySQL now integral part of Sun's Software portfolio,
there is no question that '08 is a significant milestone for Sun
Software and Web Server. After all, our blogs.sun.com infrastructure is
powered by Web Server + MySQL running on a couple of Niagara T2000
servers. Indeed, this combination is very potent in that it can handily
outperform the competition (Microsoft IIS and SQL Server) both in raw
performance, throughput and power consumption, as demonstrated by this OLTP/Web worlkload benchmark.
Another cool article titled - "Using Subversion, NetBeans IDE, and Sun Java System Web Server With Java ME" by Richard Marejka. Demonstrates using Web Server's WebDAV capability (Admin GUI lets you create DAV Collections and all that) to configure Subversion which can be used from NetBeans for your development activities. Richard's article is showcased on the web tier developer hub.
John Pelonquin's blog on Moodle on Solaris/Sun Web Server: Moodle—a PHP-driven, open source course management system for online learning—on one of our enterprise class servers running Sun Solaris 10 and Sun Java System Web Server 7.0. For details visit John's blog post.[Read More]