Sign up ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have apache tomcat servers(ubuntu 9.10) hosting jsp pages. Each server has two virtual hosting and is setup in apache and tomcat configuration files. Developers are in a plan to add two more jsp applications on each server i.e each server should host four jsp pages. I could not decide whether a tomcat(single instance) can handle four virtual hosting or I should use multiple tomcat instances(two app for an instance). I could not decide myself that which way is best as I don't have much experience on this and hope anyone can help me here in choosing the best way.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

Use multiple instance of Tomcat. Generally this is done for running a different jsp application independently and creating a load balancer server.

share|improve this answer
Could you tell me why? and why not single instance? –  user53864 Jan 23 '11 at 16:10
independent and minimal overhead –  osdyng Jan 23 '11 at 18:23

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.