2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2013 8:47 AM by Erik Janssen RSS

    web server before application server?

    user5636757
      hi,
      i have deployed an application on weblogic server.
      i can access it using ip address of system where weblogic server is installed.

      now in production environment i know that we configure a web server in front of application server, it could be either apache or IIS or any other. however i don't know if it's a mandatory thing and what exactly it's purpose and weather it's always required?

      in my case, i don't have clustered environment which can be load balanced using web server, i don't have static content which i want to put on web server.
      should i still use webserver?

      thanks.

      Edited by: user5636757 on Apr 5, 2013 9:27 AM
        • 1. Re: web server before application server?
          Marcus Rangel
          now in production environment i know that we configure a web server in front of application server, it could be either apache or IIS or any other. however i don't know if it's a mandatory thing and what exactly it's purpose and weather it's always required?
          This is not a mandatory thing. Also, this forum is about iAS. For weblogic you'll have a better chance to get help if you go to: WebLogic Server - General
          • 2. Re: web server before application server?
            Erik Janssen
            With a webserver in front of weblogic, you'll have more options for configuration. In addition, it can help you harden your configuration.

            You can use a webtier installation. This will install OHS and mod_wl_ohs. You can then configure mod_wl_ohs to use your weblogic instance. Search Google for mod_wl_ohs and you'll find lots of resources. I found the following one helpful : http://middlewaremagic.com/weblogic/?p=6872

            Thanks,
            EJ