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Tune mod_jk to Boost HTTP/Java Server Performance

Jun 06, 2012, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Riccardo Capecchi)

The mod_jk connector serves as the glue between the Apache HTTP server and a Java application server such as Tomcat or JBoss. While most adminstrators concentrate on optimizing Apache or the Java server, setting up mod_jk optimally can also improve your users’ experience.

To be precise, mod_jk connects the Apache web server to the AJP port of a Java server. Apache Jserv Protocol is a binary version of HTTP that is optimized for communication over TCP between the Apache HTTP server and Apache Tomcat or other software.

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