[thelist] Moving to JSP from ASP

raditha dissanayake jabber at raditha.com
Tue Oct 5 10:47:45 CDT 2004

Hassan Schroeder wrote:

> Chris Johnston wrote:
>> As far as running JSP on a computer, you will definitely need Tomcat 4
>> or 5. Tomcat does provide a very rudimentary web server, however, it
>> is not recommended for production environments, therefore, you will
>> need to hook it up with Apache. (There is probably a way of hooking it
>> up with IIS, but I have never heard of it.)
> "rudimentary"? No. It's fine for production. I would even recommend
> *not* front-ending Tomcat with Apache or IIS -- doing that only adds
> processing overhead, maintenance overhead, and more opportunities for
> introducing configuration errors :-)

I am in full agreement with Hassan on this. Few years ago with older 
JVMs it might have been possible to get a performance boost by using 
apache to static content and tomcat for non static but not anymore.

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