Yaws is a HTTP high perfomance 1.1 webserver particularly well suited for dynamic-content webapplications. Two separate modes of operations are supported: * Standalone mode where Yaws runs as a regular webserver daemon. This is the default mode. * Embedded mode where Yaws runs as an embedded webserver in another erlang application. Yaws is entirely written in Erlang furthermore it is a multithreaded webserver where one Erlang light weight process is used to handle each client. The main advantages of yaws compared to other Web technologies are performance and elegance. The performance comes from the underlying Erlang system and its ability to handle concurrent processes in an efficent way. Its elegance comes from Erlang as well. Web applications dont have to be written in ugly adhoc languages.
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