Apache is a web server and tomcat is a container which supports servlets,jsp etc. but also that tomcat can be used as standalone web-server than my question is why don't we use tomcat as standalone server in production environment?
i got the answer on this link --http://www.coderanch.com/t/81462/Tomcat/Standalone-Tomcat
As far as i understood the benefit is speed for static pages.
My next question is if we want to make some pages in our application to be secure means https pages, then how should it be done?
On the apache server level or on the application level through acegi etc?We want to make certain pages of our application to be https not all the pages.
I didn't mean how to set up SSL configuration for Tomcat.
My question is which approach is preferable.
For eg we have have Apache server and Tomcat container.
then httpd should be used or Tomcat should be configured for SSL.Hope i am able to clear my point.