Web & App server installation


We are performing a new on-premise installation, as far as i know we receive a single installation package from Atlassian which installs the entire setup in a single server.

But the requirement is that we have 2 servers (Application Server & Web Server) and we need to install the App part and the web part separately, can anyone provide some information on how this can be performed. Also what is the advantage of performing the installations in 2 servers (Application Server & Web Server).

It would be really helpful if someone can provide any information on this.

Thanks in Advance!

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That's not quite right.

Atlassian give you an application (JIRA) and an application server (Tomcat) in a single bundle.  They do not give you a web server.  If you only use that bundle, Tomcat will serve up the application as a set of web pages, and you can host other web pages on it with a bit of effort, but it's not really a web-server even when doing that.

A lot of people put a web-server in front of JIRA and other Atlassian applications - it can add caching, better logging, cleaner urls, proxying, ssl termination and lots of other functions.


Thanks Nic! for your response. It would be great if you can share any details you have on this installation part.

There's a lot of Atlassian documentation on deploying their software, so I'd start there, as "details on this installation part" would be a year long essay repeating their docs at this point. 

You need to tell us what you want to achieve and why.  Where are you stuck installing this stuff, if you are stuck?

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