Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Presentation slides for my presentation at DOAG 2015 - Apache - ORDS Setup for Production Environments

Hi guys,

here you can find the slide, the config files and installation steps for my presentation at the DOAG conference in Nürnberg on 18.11.2015:

http://www.opal-consulting.de/downloads/presentations/2015-11-DOAG-ORDS-Setup/

Enjoy!

Cheers,
~Dietmar.

2 comments:

Gianluigi Trento said...

Hallo Dietmar,
danke for your presentation. Gut gemacht!

But I have this question: do you use Apache in front of Tomcat for Virtual server or for performance?
We use only Tomcat + ORDS but our applications are not exposed to internet.

Ciao,
Gianluigi

Dietmar Aust said...

Hi Gianluigi,

>danke for your presentation. Gut gemacht!
thank you ... I appreciate it :)

>But I have this question: do you use Apache in front of Tomcat for Virtual server or for performance?
Well, mainly for performance and also for flexibility. I typically use 8hrs of caching for the static files and on-the-fly compression. Makes a big difference since the browser doesn't request the files at all any more.

Using this setup I can also easily enforce https so that all requests using the http protocol are automatically rewritten to https. Also, we can redirect automatically to the homepage of the application.

Setting up ssl is easy, too. Some of the things are possible with Tomcat, too. But you would need additional extensions like a url rewriting filter. It is just a lot easier with Apache out of the box.

Cheers,
~Dietmar.