Need advice for Web Server architecture
Posted on 2003-03-06
I am currently working on the web server implementation for a aircraft-based LAN network. Not developing Web applications myself, I am supposed to provide to the app developpers a web server accepting the greatest possible scope of web technologies.
The choice I have to make (imposed by the client) is, based on a RedHat Linux OS, between a Tomcat 4.1.18 standalone Web server and an Apache 2.0.44 HTTP server with a Tomcat module to allow for JSP/servlet technologies. To add some complexity, Tomcat will come as part of Sun's J2EE App server.
My questions are:
-What would be the advantage of having an Apache HTTP Server, i.e what does an Apache HTTP Server provide that a Tomcat standalone doesn't?
-I know (from a previous post) that it is possible to have Tomcat as an Apache module for user-transparency, but does anyone know if it is possible when Tomcat comes embeded in J2EE?
Thank you in advance