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From "Nikola Milutinovic" <>
Subject Re: [OT] Apache and Tomcat together
Date Fri, 16 Jan 2004 06:51:14 GMT
> >>Apache is faster for static content. 
> > 
> > Don't get Yoav started...
> :) I have gotton him started on this, before. It's funny, though... last 
> time I looked at the Tomcat Connector FAQ, it actually says flat out 
> "Apache is faster than Tomcat at serving static content": 
> It does qualify 
> that statement by saying that unless you're talking about high traffic, 
> then it doesn't really matter. However, they *do* make that claim.

OK, so for low traffic, test environment, you can rely on TC. Even for high traffic, if you
do your dynamic vs static separation rather cleanly (place all GIFs outside web-app, which
might be an ugly thing to do), you could just make Apache redirect or proxy for TC's URLs.
I think that the real need for mod_jk1/2 comes when you want to have modularity.

Anyway, I think mod_jk1/2 is a cleaner way to do it. It worked for me rather painlessly, so
I'm going that way.

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