[opencms-dev] Apache httpd in front of Tomcat in 2010, yes or no?

Tim Daschner timd at thedoleco.com
Mon Feb 1 06:52:40 CET 2010

We have other virtual hosts that do not run under tomcat. Hence, where I
work, we do need an independent web server. I dont see any major problems
with what you have done, but I love our set up of being able to handle all
http requests via apache web server.


On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 5:08 AM, Yves Glodt <yg at mind.lu> wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to get some opinions if people think it is still state of the
> art to put a regular Apache httpd in front of e.g. tomcat,
> for removing the /opencms prefix and serving of static files.
> Recently I set up some servers without apache httpd, just using a bare
> tomcat6. I removed /opencms with this method
> http://opencms-wiki.org/Removing_the_/opencms/opencms_prefix_without_using_Apache
> Now for me everything works fine, and I also do not see any performance
> issues (although I have to say the sites are low-traffic).
> What do you think? What are your good reasons for sticking with an httpd in
> front of tomcat?
> Best regards,
> Yves
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