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18.1. Configuring load balancing using Apache and mod_jk

Apache is a well-known web server which can be extended by plugging in modules. One of these modules, mod_jk has been specifically designed to allow the forwarding of requests from Apache to a Servlet container. Furthermore, it is also able to load-balance HTTP calls to a set of Servlet containers while maintaining sticky sessions, which is what is most interesting for us in this section.