Can Tomcat be used as a production servlet container? My application does not have any web pages. It only serves mobile clients so I was thinking of using Tomcat; I don�t think I need Apache Web Server.
In your situation, Bill is correct, I'm just sticking my oar in to disagree (somewhat) with
The idea that Apache is needed to efficiently serve web pages is totally bogus IMHO
Although the statement is correct, tomcat can efficiently serve up webpages, there are other considerations as to why you want to use apache with mod_jk2 in front of tomcat.
The two most important (imo) a) Privilege separation, you must be root (unix, on windows any user can) to listen on ports <1024. If your tomcat is incorrectly setup, then any compromise allows super-user rights (I've seen tomcat running as root that allow file uploads to arbitary locations...). Apache does start off as root, but services any request as a non-privileged user which lessens this risk.
b) Running other types of website. If all you're doing is java then fair enough, but I like knocking up the odd website using php or perl...
I have no java certifications. This makes me a bad programmer. Ignore my post.
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