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From "Courtney, James" <james.court...@appiant.com>
Subject RE: Does Apache worth it?
Date Sun, 01 Jul 2001 21:15:01 GMT
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-----Original Message-----
From: Benjamin Wong [mailto:educasia@pacbell.net]
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 1:01 PM
To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org; dave@convio.com
Subject: Re: Does Apache worth it?


Hi,

I am very interested in this issue as well. What if all the pages of the
website are generated through servlets and JSP's (except for the token few
images/gifs) ? In cases of no static content, would Apache still make any
difference ?

Thanks.

Ben

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Crooke" <dave@convio.com>
To: <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 12:39 PM
Subject: Re: Does Apache worth it?


> The built in webserver in a Java appserver is really only suitable for
testing
> with - if you are serving more than a few thousand pages per day, or doing
> anything remotely serious for production use, or your server is on the
internet,
> you should use a "real" webserver in front of Tomcat, and Apache is the
one of
> choice.
>
> Principal reasons are:
>
> Performance - Apache is much faster at handling connections and doing
basic
> processing on URLs; it's IO is well optimised (the only thing that beats
it is a
> kernel-space websever like khttpd or Tux) You can also get it to serve any
bits
> of purely static content, such as image files, taking some load off the
Java
> layer. Finally, you can more easily multiplex across multiple Java VM's on
> multiple boxes, for scalability and redundancy.
>
> Configurability - Apache is very powerful and flexible as far as
configuration
> is concerned, and can handle all kinds of complex multi-site hosting
issues.
>
> Security - Apache has been used on the internet for years by many, many
sites,
> and has withstood all kinds of attacks; most of the vulnerabilities in it
have
> been found and eliminated. By contrast, Tomcat's built in server has not
had
> this level of robust testing. By avoiding the need to connect Tomcat
directly to
> port 80/443, Apache provides an additional layer of insulation between
your
> appserver and the bad guys.
>
> Nivedan Nadraj wrote:
>
> > Hi Eitan,
> >
> >   Apache as far as I know is a powerful full blown
> > HTTP server. Tomcat is also a webserver and as you
> > already know it supports servlets and JSP's.
> >   The internals of how Tomcat and apache differ I do
> > not know. But from the docs I guess it's the divide
> > and rule policy. Anyting related to static it is
> > directed to Apache since it is a proven and powerful
> > HTTP service and when it is servlets or JSP it is
> > redirected to Tomcat.
> >   Basic developement we can use Tomcat I guess for
> > production it is better to use Apache to serve the
> > static files. There is more to it...this is my part.
> >
> >   Nive
> > --- Eitan Ben Noach <EitanB@proficiency.com> wrote:
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > > We are intending to use Apache & Tomcat as web
> > > server in our product,
> > > and preliminary experiments show excellent
> > > performance.
> > >
> > > Most of our web pages are JSPs and servlets, and few
> > > HTMLs and Gifs.
> > >
> > > We wonder what is the contribution of Apache in our
> > > scenario - some of us
> > > think that Tomcat standalone is enough.
> > >
> > > Is there any advantage of using Apache and not
> > > Tomcat standalone?
> > >
> > > We will appreciate any contributing input.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
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