When a website is liked by search engine crawlers, it has more chances to be liked (or only known) by real users. However, some server configurations doesn't work well with crawlers activity. And it's the case of Tomcat 7 and its sessions. But one solution exists - crawler session manager valve.
Knowing what is under the hood of your car, simplifies always its reparation. In this article we'll focus on session management in Tomcat to better debug our applications in the future.
Previously, the article about webapp installation under Apache/Tomcat showed us how to put Apache and Tomcat to work together. One interesting concept appeared there. It is the idea of workers which will be presented now.
Java web applications are specific. They need a servlet container to work. In this article we will see how to configure Apache and one of the most populars servlet containers, Tomcat, to work together.