IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache): An Integrated Solution for IBM eServer iSeries Servers

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 11 January 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738491802
ISBN-13: 9780738491806
IBM Form #: SG24-6716-02
(442 pages)

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Authors: Deb Landon, Thomas Barlen, Wilfried Blankertz


This IBM Redbooks publication helps you to plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, and understand the HTTP Server (powered by Apache) running on the IBM eServer iSeries server. It introduces the HTTP Server (powered by Apache) and identifies all the necessary components to install and configure your first Apache-based Web server running on your iSeries server. It includes a quick guide to the Apache contexts and request routing. It also introduces the iSeries’ unique graphical user interface (GUI) for further configuration and customization.

This book explains how to use virtual hosts, secure your server, and serve dynamic data with server-side includes (SSI), Common Gateway Interface (CGI), Net.Data, and Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP). It details the steps required to implement Web application serving with Java featuring the Apache Software Foundation’s (ASF) Jakarta Tomcat. Advanced topics include how to achieve the best performance by using local caches, mod_deflate, Triggered Cache Manager (TCM), and Fast Response Cache Accelerator (FRCA).

This book also introduces the Webserver Search Engine, problem determination, high availability (HA), and national language support (NLS) considerations. It includes an example of extending the core features of your HTTP Server (powered by Apache) via Apache Portable Runtime (APR) support.

To complete the discussion, this book includes appendices about bringing PHP and Tomcat Version 4.1 to your iSeries server, and bringing Zip and Unzip functions to the OS/400 Portable Application Solutions Environment (OS/400 PASE) and Qshell environments.

Table of contents

Part 1. Zen and the art of the HTTP server
Chapter 1. ‘Powered by Apache’ means OS/400 integration
Chapter 2. From zero to powered by Apache
Chapter 3. The new GUI: IBM Web Administration for iSeries
Chapter 4. Quick guide to Apache contexts and request routing

Part 2. How to...
Chapter 5. Virtual hosts
Chapter 6. Defending the IFS
Chapter 7. Serving dynamic data

Part 3. Building a Web application
Chapter 8. Migration from HTTP Server (original) to (powered by Apache)
Chapter 9. Web application serving
Chapter 10. Getting the best performance from HTTP Server (powered by Apache)
Chapter 11. Getting started with Webserver Search Engine and Web Crawler
Chapter 12. Apache Portable Runtime: Extending your core functionality
Chapter 13. Problem determination: When things do not go as planned
Chapter 14. High availability
Chapter 15. National language considerations

Appendix A. Bringing PHP to your iSeries server
Appendix B. Bringing Tomcat Version 5.5 to your iSeries server
Appendix C. Bringing Zip and Unzip to OS/400 PASE and Qshell environments
Appendix D. Additional material

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