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From Thom Hehl <t...@nowhereatall.com>
Subject Re: Apache + Tomcat, Tomcat only handles JSP in localhost
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2006 02:39:22 GMT
 >>Properly configuring both Tomcat and the JVM is, of
 >>course, critical in obtaining optimum performance.

Is there any documentation on configuring tomcat for optimum performance?

Thanks.

Caldarale, Charles R wrote:

>>From: Daniel Blumenthal [mailto:daniel@wordchamp.com] 
>>Subject: RE: Apache + Tomcat, Tomcat only handles JSP in localhost
>>
>>The reason I'm currently using Apache+Tomcat is that I had 
>>heard that Tomcat was significantly slower at serving static
>>files (.css, .gif, .js, etc.).  Is this no longer the case?
>>    
>>
>
>It is no longer the case.  Peter Lin did some comparisons of the Tomcat
>5.0.9 and 5.5.4 levels versus Apache httpd 1.3.3 and 2.0.50:
>http://tomcat.apache.org/articles/benchmark_summary.pdf
>
>5.5.x is noticeably faster than 5.0.x, which itself is faster than 4.x;
>avoiding the complexity of front-ending Tomcat would seem to be not only
>prudent, but beneficial.  There are certainly situations where using
>httpd in front of Tomcat does make sense (e.g., simple load balancing
>for a cluster), but static content performance no longer appears to be
>one of them.  Properly configuring both Tomcat and the JVM is, of
>course, critical in obtaining optimum performance.
>
> - Chuck
>
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