Why erlang.org and ericsson.com use Apache/Perl/PHP instead of inters/Erlang?

Matthias Lang <>
Wed Sep 11 23:09:46 CEST 2002


Jilani Khaldi writes:

 > as subject. Is there a reasonable answer?

Apache and INETs aren't really intended for the same thing.

Apache is primarily designed to run large sites and it does that quite
well.  There's a rich collection of tools for Apache and lots of
people know how to run it.

Inets, on the other hand, is just a part of Erlang's libraries. Great
if you have an Erlang-based product and want a webserver on it so
people can do O&M from a browser. Infinitely customisable and really
easy to interface to the rest of your Erlang code, but definitely not
optimised for performance or ease of use for running a mostly static
site like erlang.org.

If you want to push the envelope, take a look at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/erlyaws/ 

Matthias



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