Are singleton/static objects shared between servlet contexts?

kedar choudhary

[Question continues: For example if I have two contexts on a single web server, and each context uses a login servlet and the login servlet connects to a DB. The DB connection is managed by a singleton object. Do both contexts have their own instance of the DB singleton or does one instance get shared between the two?]

It depends on from where the class is loaded.

The classes loaded from context's WEB-INF directory are not shared by other contexts, whereas classes loaded from CLASSPATH are shared. So if you have exactly the same DBConnection class in WEB-INF/classes directory of two different contexts, each context gets its own copy of the singleton (static) object.

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