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Question on Deployment - Part 2

Krishna Jonnalagadda
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What could be the reasons to use a webserver (in a differnet physical server : WEBHost) if all we have is a xyz.ear file and application uses all local ejb's. I know that the xyz.ear file can be deployed in an application server (in a differnet physical server: APPHost), but wanted to know if having a webserver in a different physical server gives any advantage ?

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Vijaykumar Dixit
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Some times web servers reside on seperate box. a) If it is also serving static content b) if it is to be placed in a dmz
Krishna Jonnalagadda
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Thanks for your reply ...

But my question was do we need the web server at all ? If the application runs in one JVM with no remote calls, i think an application server : APPHOST is sufficient where we can deploy the xyz.ear file. At the same time i feel that having the static content in a seperate web server: WEBHOST will improve the performance. I'd like to know if there are any other advantages in this scenario and is it worth to have a webserver just for static content ?

Rishi Shehrawat
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This topic was discussed earlier on the forum.

http://www.coderanch.com/t/539797/java-Architect-SCEA/certification/Separating-web-business-tier-increase
Senthil Kumar
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Assuming my application doesnt have any static content at all, do i till need a Http server. Or Can i just have Application server alone


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Usman Ibrahim
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Senthil Kumar wrote:Assuming my application doesnt have any static content at all, do i till need a Http server. Or Can i just have Application server alone


I also thought the same way, but, What if you need to display any important outage messages (static page) if the whole appserver cluster is not available?


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