Grails + Spring Security Core + Tomcat SSL + Nginx

To host any Grails based web application, Apache Tomcat is a common choice. However serving some static files like image, js & css files through Tomcat is waste of resources & CPU cycles.

A quite simple solution to overcome this problem is to install & configure Nginx in front of Tomcat. Nginx is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and provides reverse proxy. Nginx is known for its high performance, stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.  (more…)


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