Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 Administrator's Guide

Overview of Virtual Servers

When you use virtual servers you can offer companies or individuals domain names, IP addresses, and some server monitoring capabilities with a single installed server. For the users, it is almost as if they have their own web servers, though you provide the hardware and basic web server maintenance.

All virtual servers have an HTTP Listener specified. When a new request comes in, the Server determines which virtual server to send it to based on the configured HTTP Listener.