About AOLserver and this site

AOLserver is a high performance web server with a powerful customization API.

AOLserver is America Online's Open Source web server. AOLserver is the backbone of the largest and busiest production environments in the world.

AOLserver is a multithreaded, Tcl-enabled, massively-scalable and extensible web server tuned for large scale, dynamic web sites. AOLserver also includes complete database integration and a dynamic page scripting language.

It has been ported to many Unix-derived platforms, as well as to Windows. A list is in the AOLserver Wiki FAQ under "What platforms does AOLserver support?"

As one would expect, AOLserver serves HTTP -- web pages -- containing the usual static files as well as ADP (AOLserver Dynamic Pages) containing Tcl intermixed with HTML. The parsing and execution of the Tcl code occurs "within" the server, rather than being transferred out through a CGI interface to another programming environment. This can be compared to ASP or ASP.NET in Microsoft IIS Server.

In addition, AOLserver has integrated scheduling facilities and sophisticated thread and locking management making it a very capable application development platform.

We have been developing AOLserver-based applications since 1995.

The purpose of this site is to share with the AOLserver community things that we've learned, some code we've written and to provide easy access to various documentation.


© Copyright 1996-2014 by am.net and Solitex Networks. Legal Notices.
Creative Commons License Articles on this site are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.