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Open Source Hosting Options

Prominic.NET supports a number of open source software initiatives. The open source movement has produced some spectacular products, like the world's most popular web server, Apache. Please read about the open source programs we support below.

IHS/Apache Web Server

IBM HTTP Server (IHS) is based on the the web's most popular server, the Apache HTTP server, developed by Apache Software foundation. You can purchase IBM HTTP Servers in one of two flavors - IBM HTTP Server for WebSphere Application Server, and IBM HTTP Server for iSeries, or you download and use it for free without any IBM support. IHS runs on AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows NT and z/OS.

Tomcat JSP Server

Tomcat is the servlet container that is used for Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. Tomcat is developed in an open and participatory environment and released under the Apache Software License. Tomcat provides performance optimizations and reduced garbage collection, server monitoring using JMX and the manager web application, scalability and reliability enhancements from previous releases, and enhanced security manager support.

Tomcat is described as a "reference implementation" of Java Servlet and Java Server Page specifications. You can use Tomcat as a standalone application with its own Web server, or along with another Web server, such as Apache. Tomcat requires a Java Runtime Enterprise Environment that conforms to JRE 1.1 or later. Tomcat is essentially known as an association of the best-of-breed developers from all over the world.

MySQL Database Server

MySQL is an open source relational database management system. It allows users to utilize the capabilities of SQL to add, access, and process data in a database. MySQL is best suited for managing content and many proponents believe its best features are its speed, reliability, and flexibility. MySQL provides API's (Application Programming Interfaces) for C, C++, Eiffel, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, and Tcl. MySQL provides full function and operator support of the SELECT and WHERE parts of queries.

The MySQL database server is the world's most popular open source database. It contains a very easy-to-use and customizable architecture. Code reuse and the simple creation of features rich in functionality have made the MySQL database server the fastest, most compact, stable, and easy to use open source database management system.

PostGreSQL Database Server

PostGreSQL, along with MySQL Database Server, is another popular database tool. Many of the PostGreSQL features are also found in higher-end database systems. It is not as popular as MySQL, but is still widely used in web sites as a backend database server. Driving the development of PostGreSQL is the PostGreSQL Development Group. It is a community of individuals, groups, and companies operating together.

Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails, also known as Rails or RoR, is an open source web framework built for the Ruby programming language. Featuring tools that makes the common development tasks easier, Rails offers, among other tools, scaffolding (dynamic and generation)for simplified database interaction. Rails makes extensive use of JavaScript libraries, comes with a simple Ruby web server and Rake build system, giving developers a basic development environment out of the box.

PHP

PHP, a highly popular free, general purpose scripting language, produced by The PHP Group, originally built for dynamic web page creation, can be used for server-side scripting, command line interface and in standalone graphical applications. PHP can be deployed on almost all web servers and every operating system and has been used in more than 20 million domains and on more than one millions IP addresses.

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