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Web Server and Application Server

d kool
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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
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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.


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