The Apache Tomcat Servlet/JSP Container

Apache Tomcat 7

Version 7.0.35, Jan 17 2013
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Preface

This section of the Tomcat documentation attempts to explain the architecture and design of the Tomcat server. It includes significant contributions from several tomcat developers:

Table of Contents

The information presented is divided into the following sections:

  • Overview - An overview of the Tomcat server architecture with key terms and concepts.
  • Server Startup - A detailed description, with sequence diagrams, of how the Tomcat server starts up.
  • Request Process Flow - A detailed description of how Tomcat handles a request.
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