I am about to set up a web page for a "medium" company. I don't know if I shuld set up tomcat or tomcat + appache to run my web application. My web application consist of a mixture of static html pages and servlets and jsp's. How good is the tomcat alone to handle http mutiple requests, vs an tomcat appache installation?? I guess that the site will have about 3000 request every day.
From what I have read it is worth it to use Apache with Tomcat. This is from jakarta tomcat
While it is entirely possible to have Tomcat serve both your static and dynamic document provision needs, there are several reasons why you might not want want to do this. With respect to the Apache web server, 1. Tomcat is not as fast as Apache when it comes to static pages. 2. Tomcat is not as configurable as Apache. 3. Tomcat is not as robust as Apache. 4. Tomcat may not address many sites' need for functionality found only in Apache modules (e.g. Perl, PHP, etc.).