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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <>
Subject RE: simple question on Tomcat-apache
Date Mon, 19 Nov 2007 03:12:53 GMT
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> Subject: simple question on Tomcat-apache 
> does Tomcat -apache contains http server

Tomcat is a capable web server as well as a Servlet/JSP container, and
can be used standalone for most environments.  As downloaded, the
default installation is oriented towards a development environment using
ports 8080 and 8443 and auto-deployment, but can easily be reconfigured
for production use on ports 80 and 443.  It does not include httpd
(which is why there's no httpd.conf file), but instead handles HTTP and
HTTPS with a pure Java implementation.  (There is a native code
connector available for performance-critical environments.)

Apache httpd is a separate product serving static content and script
execution, and can be used as a load-balancing mechanism to front-end
multiple Tomcats.  Using both Tomcat and httpd together is fairly
common, but performance of the newer versions of Tomcat eliminate that
reason for doing so.

 - Chuck

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