This plugin has been removed from the current Maven distribution, it is not maintained by the Maven team anymore. Please check the Plugins History page to find out the last Maven version that included this plugin.
The Maven Webserver Plug-in provides a generic interface to installing and controlling webserver instances.
Using a private or shared webserver installation, developers can use this plugin to control their own personal instance of a webserver. This is particularly useful when developing website based projects.
The webserver implementation used is controlled by a set of simple properties. Integrating new webserver implementations into the plugin is as simple as adding a jelly script that implements some required goal names.