10 Years of Tomcat

Apache Tomcat is the world’s most widely used web application server, with over one million downloads per month. Tomcat originated as a Sun Microsystems project, with the goal of providing an example implementation of Sun’s newly created Java Servlet and JSP specifications. Sun developed Tomcat internally through Tomcat 2.x. In 1999, the project was donated to the Apache Software Foundation, where it was developed under the Jakarta project.

Since becoming a separate project in 2005, Tomcat has been developed through version 6.x. The next version of the project, Tomcat 7, is expected sometime in late summer of 2010,  corresponding with the release of Servlet 3, which Tomcat 7 will implement.

2020Media has supported servlet hosting for 11 years now. It was the first to offer shared Tomcat hosting in the UK – before Tomcat, it offered J-Run.

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  1. 29-06-2010. The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache Tomcat 7.0.0 beta

    Apache Tomcat 7.0 includes new features over Apache Tomcat 6.0,
    including support for the new Servlet 3.0, JSP 2.2 and EL 2.2 specifications, web application memory leak detection and prevention, improved security for the Manager and Host Manager applications, Generic CSRF protection, support for including external content directly in a web application (aliases), re-factoring (connectors, life-cycle) and lots of internal code clean-up.

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