What kind of server and how to configure it to run JSP website

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I  have an application running on Apache Tomcat/4.1.24 and Oracle database with JDBC connection. I want to run my application on local network as well as on internet with IP address. I don't have experience in it. What tools are required and how to configure them. In this regard any documentations ,suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks
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What do you mean with tools required ?
if you are already running with apache and tomcat you should have it on your local network,
To go on Internet you just have to get a public IP address from your Netadmin or ISP.

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on local machine, i have
http://localhost:8080/my_webapp/login.jsp
where as to connect sur local network, how i have to change this port to IP address of my PC but how
whether i need to run IIS services?
where i have to put my pages on the PC so that i can be accessed by either local network or internet?
whether  i put in the folder:              C:\Inetpub\wwwroot  
i have not any idea about this thats why i have put this question, thanks for your response.
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Tomcat can serve as an app server and webserver but not as a dns server.
To access your website in the intranet you need to have a server that is accessible via the internet and have its IP address published to a DNS server (your own or a service provider) that will map your sites domain name to the ip address.
 I believe win2k advanced server has a dns server built in.
tomcat can handle internet connections.
you still have to use the port
http://192.168.2.3:8080/my_webapp/login.jsp
if you don't want to use the 8080 port.  Either have tomcat listen on port 80 or bring IIS into the picture.


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First off, do you have information on the machine that you do not want to share with the outside world?  If so, given the lack of experience that you expressed in your post, you need to put some thought into security before you decide how to achieve your goal.  You can find web hosting for little of nothing and, given you go with a reputable company, they will understand much more than you will about configuring the server to be secure.
If you can give me a little more information about what you are trying to achieve, I can offer more advice.  This is the info I need:
Are you setting up a site that will be accessed by the general public, employees, clients, or just yourself?
Is this an application that you have written, bought, or found as freeware?
If you didn't write it, where did it come from (to see what kind of security problems the app may present)?
Do you already have a domain name?

If you can provide this info, I'll do my best to steer you in the direction that will be the least expensive and most secure.

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hummmmm...
My machine is not a secret one
It is Microsoft windows 2000 dedicated for server for which i have to decide what kind of web server i have to use
>>>Are you setting up a site that will be accessed by the general public, employees, clients, or just yourself?
yes
>>>Is this an application that you have written, bought, or found as freeware? If you didn't write it, where did it come from (to see what kind of security problems the app may present)?
i have developed JSP based web  application, having database Oracle running using Apache Tomcat 4.1.24 at the moment like http://localhost:8080/my_webapp/login.jsp
>>>Do you already have a domain name?
No, but I will have an IP address soon
Thanks



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Karaa,
Est ce que tu peux venir me voir au bureau à lundi, Merci pour tes comments.
A bientôt
Pascal

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