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How good is the combination of Tomcat3.2 and Apache for handling 1000 clients?

 
Lakshmi Ramachandran
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Hi Folks,
I have an application in Java and I am using Tomcat3.2 servlet container and Apache web server.
I would like to know
"How good is the combination of Tomcat3.2 and Apache for handling 1000 clients?"
Please respond ASAP.
Regard,
Lakshmi
 
John Bateman
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Hi
Your best bet to get accurate numbers is to test your application in the context of Apache / Tomcat. It's hard to give numbers like you are asking for by just knowing the server. If the code is badly written it could effect the number greatly. Even if it's written 100% correctly, you may have one crazy performance indering algorithm in there that skews the results when testing the hits.
I suggest looking at the 'stress' testing tool JMeter (If you can't afford Rational Robot). Run it on a few diffrent clients and check out the performance. This would be your best guide.
Hope this helps.
P.S. It's also important to know how many of those 1,000 clients are going to be on the site concurrently.

[This message has been edited by John Bateman (edited August 30, 2001).]
 
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