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From "Mike Braden" <>
Subject RE: Why Use apache
Date Wed, 02 May 2001 15:04:03 GMT
This is a confusing part of Tomcat.

You definitely do not need Apache to use Tomcat.  It works
great by itself (and is easier to use that way).

You would add Apache into the mix for several reasons:

* You want to do something other than Java - Perl, PHP, etc.
* You are already running apache and you want to use Java
* Apache is faster at serving static content (tuned for performance)
  and your site has a heavy amount of traffic for static content
* You don't want to run Tomcat as root to be on port 80.  You
  are concerned about security
* You have a heavy load and want to have more than 1 Tomcat server
  i.e. load balancing multiple TC's behind Apache

Mike Braden

-----Original Message-----
From: Skinner, Dallas M []
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 10:48 AM
Subject: Why Use apache

Excuse me if this question is obvious.  If Tomcat can be run in a standalone
mode, why should it be used in conjunction with apache?


Dallas Skinner

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