my dog learned polymorphism*
The moose likes Tomcat and the fly likes Web Server and Application Server Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Products » Tomcat
Bookmark "Web Server and Application Server" Watch "Web Server and Application Server" New topic
Author

Web Server and Application Server

d kool
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 06, 2005
Posts: 2
If an application server already has a web server configured in it then why do we user an external Web server to support an application server.

For eg: I am working on Tomact 4.1 and i have been asked to user Apache web server with Mod_jk as the connector??

Doesn't tomcat 4.1 have it's own webserver?
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma
Marshal

Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 61206
    
  66

Yes, you can use Tomcat standalone without Apache. Used to be that people thought that using Apache as a "front end" provided better performance. The general consensus now (at least within this forum), is that that is no longer true.

Personally, I just use Tomcat standalone.


[Asking smart questions] [Bear's FrontMan] [About Bear] [Books by Bear]
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
subject: Web Server and Application Server