I am about to build a web application that is supposed to interact with some C and C++ tools (peripheral hardware access / special data converters). There will be little to none database access by the web app. Pages are mostly filled with content from the C++ data converters.
I am not sure which webserver to pick. I would preferably use JEE/Tomcat because I've done a lot with it in previous projects, knowing that the JVM has some overhead which I would like to avoid.
Rails (which I know a little as well) is not the right choice on my opinion, because it is focused on CRUD applications which this definitely isn't.
I think so far, PHP on apache2 would be the best pick followed by JEE, but
I would like to know if somebody has any other web server / language to suggest.