I am beginner in Apache and hv some doubts in Apache.
Currently, i have one existing application that is accessible from www.something.com
then it redirects to IIS. The IIS would then redirect to a single instance of Tomcat. I am thinking to replace the IIS with Apache so I can load balance many instances of Tomcat.
Hence, what i think is that www.something.com
will point to my Apache and Apache will redirect to Tomcat. I have been able to cluster and redirect to Tomcat from Apache using mod_jk.
Very important, the reason why i want to load balance Tomcat because i was told that this website cannot be unavailable. It must run 24/7.
1. If www.something.com
has already redirected to port 80 (IIS), must I configure anything else for my Apache? I knew that Apache will ask me the domain, email and etc in its installation. Do I need to provide them in installation?
2. I am currently creating the maintenance page if there are big deployments in my J2EE app. I understand that this can be achieved using .htaccess file. Once I changed the .htaccess, must I restart Apache? If so, when Apache is down due to restart, my www.something.com
will not be available and this is not acceptable.
Thanks and appreciate for the replies.