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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Tomcat as a standalone webserver. Why not?
Date Sat, 03 Jun 2006 13:14:11 GMT

On Jun 2, 2006, at 12:27 PM, Mladen Turk wrote:

> Jim Jagielski wrote:
>> Web Servers are web servers primarily, focused on
>> HTTP, compliance, speed and capability. Use the
>> right tool for the right job :)
> Agreed.
> If you only need a web server, use a web server.
> I think that the question is not whether to replace
> the web server, but whether the web server is needed
> for delivering the static content in cases where
> there is already a Tomcat. In that case the APR can
> be used.

Agreed. Although for simple static content, using
web server caching can result in even better
performance as well... Most "just a web server"
web servers have robust caching built in (as
well as flexible proxying as well).

The subject line does say "Why not?" right? :)

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