So far in our journey, we have encountered the
Server, Service, and
Connector components. The
Service are categorized as Top Level Components, and represent structural aspects of a Tomcat instance. The
Server represents the running instance of Tomcat, while a
Service represents a grouping of
Connectors that feed a single
Connector component, in turn, represents a connection endpoint for a given
In this chapter, you will be introduced to additional types of components within Tomcat— Containers and Nested Components.
Container is a request processing component within Tomcat, and includes the
Engine, Host, Context, and
Wrapper components. Containers live in a parent-child style compositional ...