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Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials by Tanuj Khare

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Why the Apache HTTP server

The Apache HTTP server is one of the most successful and common web servers used in IT industries. The reason being that it is supported by open source communities. In IT industries, the Apache HTTP server is heavily used as a frontend web server for the following reasons:

  • Efficiently serves static content: Static content such as images, JS, CSS, and HTML files are more efficiently served by the HTTP server in a heavy user environment. Tomcat is also capable, but it increases the response time.
  • Increase the speed by 10 percent: As compared to Tomcat, Apache serves static content 10 percent more efficiently. Integration of Apache is very helpful in the scenario of a high user load.
  • Clustering: Apache is one of the most ...

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