The Apache Web server is not contained in Tomcat. Tomcat is a Web server which includes a servlet engine and a JSP engine. To use Tomcat, there is no need to install a native Web server such as Apache or IIS or Netscape. Tomcat is able to serve static html pages as well.
For production needs, Tomcat is also able to run ontop of such native servers (either as a in-process or out-of-process container) but this is not necessary. This is a choice which depends of your context.
For more information, download the last version and have a look to the user's guide.
 
Christian BERNARD
Nagora Technologies
-----Original Message-----
From: Casstevens, Brian [mailto:BrianCa@baylordallas.edu]
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 2:47 PM
To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
Subject: Tomcat as standalone container

I am trying to use Tomcat as a standalone servlet container. To do this, do I need to have the Apache Web server installed and running, or is this contained in Tomcat?
 
Thanks,
 
Brian Casstevens