LiteWebServer™ (LWS) is a small (roughly 1 MB), modular web server and Java web container from Gefion Software. It is based on code from Apache's Tomcat server, tweaked and extended for easier installation and management. The software is free, although Gefion does provide support services through various support licenses.

LWS consists of a set of modules that can be installed separately. The base module provides basic web server features (HTTP/1.1 support) and support for the Servlet API. Add-on modules provide:

  • JSP Module
    • Support for JavaServer Pages (JSP) 1.2
    • Optional tag handler pooling for better performance
    • Command line JSP compiler to compile JSP pages into servlet classes for deployment of JSP-based application without the full JSP container on a platform without a Java compiler
  • JSTL Module -- complete implementation of the JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL) 1.0 specification
    • Core tag library, with custom actions for conditional processing, iterations, importing data from external and internal resources, and more.
    • XML tag library, with custom actions for XML parsing, transformation and accessing elements of a parsed XML document.
    • Internationalization (I18N) and formatting library, with custom actions for formatting and parsing localized numbers and dates, using localized text, and more.
    • Relational database access (SQL) library, with custom actions for reading from and writing to a relational database.
    • Expression Language for easy access to application and request data.

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