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From "Mark H. Wood" <mw...@IUPUI.Edu>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Is web server in front of app server necessary?
Date Thu, 18 Mar 2010 14:58:33 GMT
Well, another possible advantage is that there are oodles of mod_this,
mod_that for HTTPD, which implement all manner of extensions and
modifications that people have found useful.  You may want some of
those extensions or modifications.  I haven't seen nearly as many such
add-ons for Tomcat.  It may be easiest to get the behavior you need by
getting HTTPD to do some of it and Tomcat the rest.

So, there are cases in which it's better to put Tomcat behind HTTPD
and other cases in which you gain nothing but complexity by doing
that.  Needless complexity is worse than no needless complexity.  So
the best choice depends on what you need to accomplish.

Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood@IUPUI.Edu
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