Tomcat + Plesk: Security, Performance, Ease of use?
I recently setup a Pentium4/2.8 with 1024 MB of RAM running RedHat Enterprise 3.0 and Plesk 7.
I've been a heavy PHP user for the last several months and now I'd like to start using Tomcat, but having no experience with Tomcat/JSP/Servlets, let alone doing those things in Plesk, I have a few questions:
(1) Is it reasonable to expect that a JSP web app running on Tomcat via Plesk will have decent performance? (i.e. comparable to what I might get if Tomcat were installed directly?)
(2) Does anyone have any experience with upgrading Tomcat to version 5.0 when using Plesk as the control panel?
(3) Are there any other general issues of which I should be aware?
Thanks for your response, LinuxGuy. It sounds like the performance with Tomcat 4.1 on Plesk 7 should be pretty decent. You did mention that it sucks RAM up; How many simultaneous users you think 1024 MB can accomodate?