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From Robert Bateman <bobbate...@sequoiallc.com>
Subject RE: [Slightly OT] Simplifying deployment
Date Fri, 22 Oct 2004 16:41:34 GMT
THANKS Chad and Yoav!

Very good information.  I will look elsewhere for performance
improvements (possibly squid...)

Bob

On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 12:24, Shapira, Yoav wrote:
> Hi,
> Yup, Chad's right.  About the worst thing you can do is add complexity
> because you *think* it might be better.
> 
> You do see a lot of connector-related traffic on this list.  That's
> because connector configuration is not easy.  The specifics greatly
> depend on which connector version, which tomcat version, which front-end
> (Apache httpd, IIS, others), and what environment you're using.  And for
> many systems, the initial effort as well as the long-term maintenance
> costs are simply not worth it.  For many other systems, the performance
> gain is not worth it.
> 
> So if you really have an itch to scratch, make sure you set up a proper
> test server and benchmark your app to see if performance is really
> gained.  Since your app is all Java (no PHP, CGI, etc.), you have no
> other argument for putting a front-end with Tomcat.  Only if performance
> gains are substantial, and you still feel the added complexity/fragility
> is worth it, then I'd go ahead to modify your production setup.
> 
> Yoav Shapira http://www.yoavshapira.com
>  
> 
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Chad Maniccia [mailto:cmaniccia@majorbrand.com]
> >Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 12:19 PM
> >To: Tomcat Users List
> >Subject: RE: [Slightly OT] Simplifying deployment
> >
> >I would keep it simple less things to hack, break, update, etc..
> >Also I remember reading in tomcat's documentation that it serves static
> >content almost or just as fast.
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Robert Bateman [mailto:bobbateman@sequoiallc.com]
> >Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 11:12 AM
> >To: Tomcat Users List
> >Subject: [Slightly OT] Simplifying deployment
> >
> >I have an application that I've developed that run strictly on Tomcat.
> >
> >I've noticed a lot of traffic on this list talking about using Apache
> >httpd to serve up static content and using mod_jk to have httpd talk to
> >Tomcat to serve up JSP traffic.  And all of that got me thinking about
> >doing the same thing - sepecially since httpd is probably faster at
> >displaying static content....
> >
> >But I'm left with a question:  My application is delivered to my TC
> >instance as a .war file.  It seems to me that I'd have to break out the
> >static content into something else in order for httpd to be able to
> >serve that content.  Is that the best way to accomplish this?  Or is
> >there something better that I can do on a *nix installation?
> >
> >
> >Thanks much!
> >
> >Bob
> >
> >
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