What are the hardware requirements for running a servlet environment on Linux with Apache, Tomcat, and PostregSQL?

Nathan Meyers

It depends entirely on the application. Most Linux software doesn't publish hardware requirements, which are usually fictions anyway. You can get a development workstation running those components with a 300 Mhz Pentium and 128M of memory, but it won't break any speed records. Requirements go up if you're looking to build an industrial-grade Web server - and you especially shouldn't skimp on the memory (Java can be highly memory-intensive).

To really answer the question, you need to perform load-testing with your application. Until you simulate your real application load, any hardware requirement is just a wild guess.

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