Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Advantage of IBM HTTP Server Over Dfault Http Transport In Websphere App Server 6.1

1. IBM HTTP Server is a full function HTTP server that using WAS plugin can
efficiently load balance traffic to one or more application servers in a
cluster. It is a critical component of high availability architecture. It
also allows one to deploy static content on web servers and reduce load from
application servers.

2. From security point of view, you can deploy HTTP servers in the DMZ thus
keeping application servers behind firewalls.

3. Default port HTTP is 80. On many operating systems you have to be root
(administrator) to be able to bind to this port. In case of application
server you will have to run the application server as root. This is not
always desirable as you do not want application code running with root

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