I'm using apache 1.3 web server and jboss as appserver. I wish to improve performance of my services, and so i am likely to put my static contents in webserver rather than investing in file sever. Or perhaps is there every other efficient techniques to enhance the performance like caching, or other techniques that'll be effective.

Basically choose first method. Then the way put my static contents in web server? and just how do refer individuals files?