LiteWebServer (LWS) is a small, modular Web server and Java web container. It is based on code from Apache's popular Tomcat server, tweaked and extended for easier installation and management. It consists of a set of modules that can be installed separately, so you can install and manage exactly the features you need. The base module provides basic Web server features (HTTP/1.1 support) and support for the Servlet API. Add-on modules provide additional features, such as JSP support. Installing new modules and upgrading or removing existing modules is as easy as can be with the bundled JustGetIt module manager.
mod_backhand is a load balancing module for Apache. It provides per-request HTTP redirection within a heterogeneous Apache server cluster. Each request is processed and run through a set of "candidacy functions" to determine which server is best suited to respond. The request is then proxied to that server. Facilities are in place to allow you to write your own dynamically loadable decision making algorithms. Everything about the request and the current availability of resources can be used in the decision-making process.