Installing a JSP application server
To process dynamic web pages, you need an application server. An application server is software that helps a web server process web pages containing server-side scripts or tags. When such a page is requested by a browser, the web server hands the page off to the application server for processing before sending the page to the browser. For more information, see Understanding Web Applications.
Make sure a JSP application server is installed and running on the system running IIS. (IIS may be located on your local hard disk or on a remote computer.)
If you do not have a JSP application server, you can download and install the Developer Edition of Macromedia JRun, a full-featured JSP application server, from the Macromedia website at www.macromedia.com/go/jrun/.
JRun is available for both Windows and Macintosh. However, this guide doesnt cover using JRun on a Macintosh.
To install JRun:
- If applicable, log into your Windows system using the Administrator account.
- Close all open applications.
- Double-click the JRun Developer Edition installer file.
The splash screen appears.
- If you do not have a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on your system, select the option on the splash screen to install it.
Because the JRun application server relies on Java, a JRE must first be installed on the system that will run your application server. Once the JRE is installed, you can install the JRun application server.
- Select the option on the splash screen to install JRun.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to finish installing and testing the program.
- Once the installation is complete, create a JRun connector to your IIS web server by selecting Start > Programs > Macromedia JRun 4 > Web Server Configuration.
For instructions, see the JRun documentation.
After installing and starting JRun, create a root folder for your web application. (See Creating a root folder.)