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Development and Evaluation of an Experimental Java-based Web Server

Syed Mutahar Aaqib, Lalitsen Sharma Published in Information Sciences

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2013
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  1. Syed Mutahar Aaqib and Lalitsen Sharma. Article: Development and Evaluation of an Experimental Java-based Web Server. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 5(3):43-46, February 2013. BibTeX

    	author = "Syed Mutahar Aaqib and Lalitsen Sharma",
    	title = "Article: Development and Evaluation of an Experimental Java-based Web Server",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2013,
    	volume = 5,
    	number = 3,
    	pages = "43-46",
    	month = "February",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"


This paper compares the architecture of multi-threaded and event-driven web servers and highlights their advantages and disadvantages. Objective of this paper is to present a model of a novel web server architecture based on the best properties of multithreaded and event-driven architectures. Based on this architecture, an experimental java-based hybrid web server is implemented. This paper then evaluates and compares its performance with Apache and ?server for both static and dynamic workloads. The results of the experiments revealed that our experimental web server exhibits better performance than Apache and ?server for static workloads. For dynamic workloads, this web server shows substantial performance improvements as compared to Apache and slightly better performance than ?server web server.


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