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From Brian Cook <>
Subject Re: Advice for Hosting Many Individual Webapps?
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2005 16:15:12 GMT

Sorry still not following.  If Tomcat is being restarted how do you not 
have start up time?  Is it that you have two instances of Tocmat and you 
are having the firewall just point to one instance while you bounce the 

If so is there an advantage to doing that over clustering?

George L. Sexton wrote:
> The net effect is that users have to re-login, but there is no down time. They 
> get bounced, but can immediately log back in.
> Right now, startup time for my hosted machine is running in the area of 5 
> minutes. So, I'm eliminating a 5 minute startup cycle.
> I'm running 60 virtual hosts on one machine (P3 600). I'll be moving to a P4 
> 3.0GHz this weekend, but I hope to get up to 200 virtual hosts per machine.
> Any way you cut it, startup time is a killer. 
> On Thursday 18 August 2005 08:54, Brian Cook wrote:
>>I think I missed something here.  Are you not still bouncing Tomcat
>>here?  If so isnt the service still going down?  What is the benifit of
>>changign the ports around?  I have a feeling I missed something in the
>>George Sexton wrote:
>>>The technique I use is this:
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Brian Cook
Digital Services Analyst
Print Time Inc.

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