Configure IBM HTTP Server powered by Apache 2.0

This topic describes how to change configuration settings for IBM HTTP Server powered by Apache 2.0.

 

Before you begin

When you install the Web server plug-ins for WebSphere Application Server, as described in Installing Web server plug-ins, the Plug-ins installation wizard configures the Web server. This topic describes how to configure the IBM HTTP Server, V2.x. Other procedures in Editing Web server configuration files describe configuring other supported Web servers.

 

Overview

Perform the step that configures IBM HTTP Server 6.0 version for your operating system.

Examples and messages are shown on more than one line for clarity. Place each directive in a Web server configuration file on one line.

Local file path means a file path to the plugin-cfg.xml file on an Application Server that is on the same machine as the Web server. Remote file path means the file path to the plugin-cfg.xml file when the Application Server is on a remote machine. The Plug-ins installation wizard installs a dummy plugin-cfg.xml file during installation, but this file requires periodic propagation from the real file on the Application Server machine.

The Web server definition name in the following examples is webserver1.

The node name node in the following Application Server local file paths is Web_servername_node for a stand-alone Application Server or managed_node for a managed node. In each case, the remote file path is also shown.

 

Steps for this task (dependent on configuration)

 

Result

This procedure results in editing and reconfiguring IBM HTTP Server powered by Apache 2.0.

 

What to do next

If the IBM HTTP Server 1.3.2x directive, LoadModule ibm_app_server_http_module, is present in an IBM HTTP Server 2.0 httpd.conf file, the IBM HTTP Server cannot start. You must comment or delete the directive to start the V2 server.

The mod_was_ap20_http plug-in module requires the GSKIT SSL encryption library if the plug-in is configured to support encrypted connections to back-end WAS appservers.

The Plug-ins installation wizard installs the GSKIT SSL encryption library at the required level if it is not installed. If you manually copy the plug-in to a new machine, you might not have the required GSKIT libraries for encrypting back-end connections. See Configuring the Web server plug-in for Secure Sockets Layer for more information on configuring GSKIT.

After configuring a Web server, one can install applications on it. See the Applications section of the information center for more information.


 

Related Tasks


Configuring Apache HTTP Server V2.0
Configuring IBM HTTP Server v6

 



 

 

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