I'm finding a free app server or servlet engine to run jsp and servlet on linux server. My current web site got hit rate about 1,000/day but it uses ASP, so I'm gonna change it to jsp and servlet and run on linux instead of NT. Does anybody suggest me? Apache + Tomcat is the good choice or not? I also heard about Enhydra and Orion but I don't know much about them....
1000 hits a day is fine. On average that is only one hit every 90 seconds or so - very easily handled. Orion is very good. We are using it - not free though. Free for development use, but you need to pay for a license ($US1500 per server last I looked) if you are going to deploy it live.
dirk , would you please tell what version of tomcat (3.1 or 3.2 you tested) you tested ? , what is the best version(3.x or 4.) of tomcat servers and what is the limitation of tomcat to hadle concurrent requests? thanks
I have tested Tomcat 3.2 and 4.0 exstensivly also. Tomcat 3.2 could not handle a load of more then 30 hits per minute. And that would return from a very simple jsp in 6 seconds. Tomcat 4.0 served the same page in 0.2 with 30 hits per minute. I have not found a cap for 4.0 yet but it is significantly higher then 3.2.
sorry but what do you mean by "served the same page in 0.2"? Also, surely Tomcat's performance is dependent on the hardware you are running it on?
I have seen things you people would not believe, attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion, c-beams sparkling in the dark near the Tennhauser Gate. All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain.