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From "Wouter Boers" <>
Subject RE: Using Tomcat 5.5 as a standalone web server
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2006 16:00:55 GMT
There is quite an easy sollution. 

Run squid as you main webserver and as a web accelator in front of your
tomcat. From the squid config you can decide what your want cached and what
now. I don't understand why this is not done more often since its
A) a very easy sollution
B) does not loose any of the funtionality tomcat can offer you
C) allow to fine grain the load of tomcat completely

Only downsite, the squid cache in core memory gives of course the best
performance so as much memory as possible will help. On the other hand. The
HTML of much sites fits easily in 500MB core memory.

Regards, Wouter 

-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Johnston [] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 3:43 PM
Subject: Using Tomcat 5.5 as a standalone web server

Hello all,
I am running a reasonable sized site, on Linux Red Hat + Tomcat 5.5.7.
The site is serving mainly Flash movies and servlets with streaming video
through a commercial codec, plus a full HTML version of the site.
Currently, I have Tomcat 5.5.7 integrated with Apache 2.0.46, which was
(very) difficult to set up, and now I am looking to rebuild my server into a
better configuration, I want to simplify my admin by running Tomcat on its
own to serve all content. 
My question is this : does anyone have experience of running a 500 000 -
1 000 000 page impressions / month site, including  elements such as I
mention above, on Tomcat alone? I want to avoid the web server integration
if Tomcat is up to it, but I would love to hear if anyone else has been
successful with Tomcat standalone before I do?
Many thanks!


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