I want to set to false attribute unpackWARs in Tomcat host configuration file.

Does running unpacked WAR affects an application performance?

  • You might want to update your tags to include windows as WAR files are Windows-specific (Windows only). – Richard T Jul 25 '10 at 16:28
  • It cannot be so. I deploy WAR to Linux server. – Nulldevice Jul 25 '10 at 18:22
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    @Richard T: What makes you believe WAR files are Windows-specific? WAR (Web Application Archive) is a standard format defined by Sun Microsystems for Java applications. It is cross-platform, and used on all platforms Java runs on. – sleske Jul 25 '10 at 20:08
  • Doah! What was I thinking? -shrug- (At the moment I can't quite recall what file type I was thinking of.) Ah well, I'll blame it on lack of coffee at the time! -wink- – Richard T Jul 27 '10 at 20:58

We run a setup like this for one of our applications. No real performance problems other than the Java overhead to begin with. Just be careful about dynamic files, they tend to be a pain when you keep it all packed together since WAR files and dynamic files don't work well together.

Overall nothing on my end. Our application is a Supply Chain Management system, runs on a web server with a DB backend, accessed 20 hours a day from suppliers around the world, average user load is 20-30 per hour with lots of updates and requests.

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