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I have a web app which can run inside a servlet container (I use Tomcat). Now I want to use load balancing because I have 2 of these servers. But, if I want to use mod_proxy_balancer, do I need to be running an Apache Server instance too? Can you load mods in Tomcat or do you have to set an Apache Server (with mod_proxy, mod_proxy_balancer) + Apache Tomcat Connector + Tomcat to use the load balancing mod?

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Yes, you'll need to run an instance of Apache; Apache modules run only in Apache. But you want that, anyway - mod_proxy_balancer is only gonna help you if it gets to distribute requests before they hit Tomcat!

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