[lug] [OT] Apache 1.3 vs. 2.0 on Linux

George Sexton gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Fri Apr 30 11:26:27 MDT 2004

Unless you have a lot of static content, or need some of the specific
capabilities of Apache, just run Tomcat without Apache.

The easiest thing to do is to use IPTABLES to reroute port 80 traffic
onto port 8080.

-----Original Message-----
From: lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us
[mailto:lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us] On Behalf Of Dhruva B. Reddy
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 4:47 PM
To: Boulder Linux Users Group
Subject: [lug] [OT] Apache 1.3 vs. 2.0 on Linux

My company is getting ready to migrate from IIS to Apache on RHEL 3.0.
Our websites are written in Java, and run on Tomcat (with the web server
serving static content).

I did some research a while ago which suggests that the main benefit of
Apache 2.0 is its multithreadedness.  I am under the impression that the
overhead of forking processes in Linux is relatively low, and therefore
2.0 doesn't buy you much (especially considering the maturity and module
support of 1.3).

I googled a bit for a debate on the two, but I couldn't really find
anything specific to Linux.

Has anyone heard anything/thought/discussed this?


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