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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Need Information regarding Apache Webserver static file configuration
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:09:05 GMT
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David,

On 12/5/13, 1:33 PM, David kerber wrote:
> On 12/5/2013 5:37 AM, Tapajyoti Roybarman wrote:
>> Hi Andre,
>> 
>> I apologize for not following the mailing rule. Actually this is
>> the first time that I am taking the help of such a forum.
>> 
>> Before I begin asking you anything I want to thank you for such
>> a detailed explanation.
>> 
>> To begin with, answer to your question - "why do you want to
>> serve these files from Apache httpd, instead of letting Tomcat do
>> it?" I am planning to use Apache httpd as a Load Balancer. And to
>> improve the performance of my application, I want to serve the
>> static content from apache itself.
> 
> Keep in mind that the performance boost you get from having httpd 
> serving static files instead of Tomcat will be small, perhaps not
> even measurable depending on the details of your configuration and
> application.
> 
> Having httpd as a load balancer is a good use of it, but having it
> serve all your static files as a performance booster, not so much.

Well, given that he's going to use httpd for load-balancing, I can't
imagine that proxying all the static content will be as fast as
duplicating that content out to the httpd instance. I'm willing to bet
there is a measurable difference.

- -chris
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