I installed Application Server 10g, now how do I use it?
this question over and over again. Here is a quick method to
deploy a web site onto your AS10g middle (or J2EE) tier.
The actual work in serving an HTML web site is performed by the Web
Cache and the Oracle HTTP Server (OHS). OHS is a modified version
of the Apache 1.3 web server.
OHS serves HTML documents from the Document Root directory. The
Document Root is defined when AS10g is installed and contains the web
pages that show when you log onto the tier.
The above example shows that the AS10g tier is installed on the
server local host and that Web Cache is listening on port 7778. If
Web Cache is used it will forward the request for objects not in the
cache to OHS on the OHS port.
You can find your Document Root in two ways. In the httpd.conf file
or by using Application Server Control, opening the HTTP Server objects,
selecting Administration and Server Properties.
The httpd.conf file is located at:
To deploy your HTTP web site, go to the Document Root directory and
create a subdirectory.
cd "Your Document Root"
Ftp (or copy) your web site into the YourWeb directory. The
index.html file will be the base document for you web site and needs to
be in the YourWeb directory.
How open a browser and add the directory name to the URL.
The web cache will serve any part of the site in it's cache and pass
a request for all other objects or documents back to the OHS.
Last two points:
1. The Document Root can be changed and Virtual Hosts can also
be used. Make the changes in Application Server Control rather
than directly in the httpd.conf file
2. If Web Cache and OHS are located on the same server and you
are mostly serving static documents, you "MAY" get better
performance by turning off Web Cache and allowing OHS to directly server
For details on OHS and Web Cache get the Oracle Application Server
10g Administration Handbook from Oracle Press.
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