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Does a Application server need the support of a web server ?

 
Varuna Seneviratna
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Is JBOSS capable of doing the task that Apache HTTP server does and is there a need for the two(JBOSS and Apache HTTP server ) to interact.
My problem is does a Application server need the support of a web server to deliver the client requests?


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[ October 18, 2008: Message edited by: Varuna Seneviratna ]
 
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Yes, JBossAS can server static content (essentially what Apache HTTP Server does). Therefore, you do not need to use Apache in conjunction with JBossAS to run a web site.

Usually, people front-end JBossAS with Apache for two reasons - first to get a performance boost for static content (but installing JBoss Native gets you the Apache Portable Runtime, which removes this benefit), and second when Apache is used as a switch between multiple running copies of JBossAS.
 
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