What Is Websphere?
Websphere is a lightweight and user-friendly open source web server. It is an excellent solution for small and medium size businesses to build and manage their websites on-premise or on a virtual private server (VPS). In this article we will look at some of the different features that make Websphere stand out from the crowd.
Not only is there configuration options, but there are many templates available. Some are fully automated and provide a development environment that you can customize. Other are written with HTML and CSS and even provide a database (MySQL). These are great for your home website or small business site.
Support is very good. They offer several technical support hours in North America and worldwide on the WebSphere forum and have multiple email servers and chat support.
The programming language is Java. Many applications built with the language have gone viral and are used by over a billion people.
Websphere provides a wide range of tools for managing dynamic content. It has a database for storing user defined data and a SQL/MySQL database for storing information from external sources. The tool chain has an Eclipse-based IDE.
The support is very good. There are multiple forums to discuss and help troubleshoot. Most blogs are written in English and can be used to communicate directly with the development team. Documentation is available for developers as well.
There are plug-ins for your browser, editors and language services to enable you to build in production environments. You can use these and add your own. The documentation is very good and each of the plug-ins is backed by a license. You can build your own code. This is great for both commercial and hobby-based sites. The IDE provides the user an interactive way to write and maintain code.
The project is an open source project, which is why there are so many applications available. You can install many of them with your own choice of plug-ins or developer kits. The documentation for these programs is very good and easy to read.
When you go to the webSphere site you will find quite a few web hosts that offer packages from the latest versions of the platform. This enables you to get up and running very quickly.
After you get a website up and running, there are many things that you can do with it. Just make sure you build with the right language, framework and plug-in to get the best performance and the best experience.