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From simon colston <>
Subject Re: Tomcat vs. Apache
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2001 12:19:14 GMT

I've just been reading about the new I/O api in Java 1.4.  If it is as good as it looks, Tomcat
wont need Apache at all in the near future.  Tomcat should be able to deliver static pages
efficiently enough on its own.  Very exciting.  Can't wait for the Java 1.4 version of Tomcat.
 Keep up the good work!

On Thu, 20 Sep 2001 06:48:32 -0500
Matt Hudson <> wrote:

MH> Hello,
MH> For one data point, I am on a project using Tomcat4-b7 (haven't admitted
MH> latest Tomcat into project yet) and seeing pretty good performance.
MH> Under a constant load from 3 machines running an automated abuse test
MH> against a dual PIII-733, tomcat delivered 140page/sec avg. for about
MH> a million hits before the engine mysteriously croaked.  This is a moderately
MH> complex jsp/mysql based app of around 50 jsp files and a couple jars of lib code.
MH> I don't know how other servlet engines compare, but that's several orders
MH> of magnitude faster than my current user base requires.
MH> -matt
MH> On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 10:50:24AM +0100, Mikael Aronsson wrote:
MH> > Hi !
MH> > 
MH> > Apache is faster then Tomcat, and in some documents I have also found
MH> > information that Tomcat should be less robust then Apache.
MH> > 
MH> > I am running Tomcat locally on my computer and so far I have not noticed any
MH> > performance problems, I am developing an intranet application that use alot
MH> > of JSP and applets, but the number of users is pretty low, say maybe 5-10
MH> > active users.
MH> > 
MH> > So, is it ok to use Tomcat for a solution like this ?, it would be
MH> > interesting to know a little of where the bottlenecks are in Tomcat..., at
MH> > the moment I don't have any possibility to try it out in a realistic
MH> > environment, so it would be nice to have a clue if I should go for a
MH> > solution with Tomcat and a separate HTTP server or use Tomcat alone.
MH> > 
MH> > Mikael
MH> > 
MH> > 
MH> -- 
MH> "A weird imagination is most useful to gain full advantage of all the features."
MH>       matt hudson

simon colston

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