That should be possible. Also possible would be to use one ORDS to access several (apex) databases.
You should watch out for a few things thou.
1) Make sure the war files are named differently. The name of the var file will be in the url-prefix.
So you can rename ords.war into ords3.war for example.
2) There could be an issue with the image paths and static file configurations. You should make sure that those paths are working. See also: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37099_01/doc.20/e25066/install.htm#AELIG7031
Since the images come from the apex version and not from the ords, you can create separate image folders for apex 42 and apex 5. E.g. /i42 and /i50. And then map the /i/ path to this folder.
Additionally you might want to have a look that this execllent blog post by Dimitri (also check out the comments).
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Hi. I have an Ords 2 installation running on wls and using it for APEX. Now we are upgrading to APEX 5 and my question is. Can I install an Ords 3 on the same wls server to access our upgraded test environment? (we have a pretty crappy environment with no test wls server).
Yes. Agreed with Sven. But you have to do a little research and gain understanding how the configuration files are structured and what should be done actually to achieve what you want.
Following links will help you:
- Re: Help on installing multiple versions of APEX4.2+ and APEX 5.0 in Oracle 12c Multitenant DB
- Where do I install ORDS 3.0.1 in Oracle 12C to service multiple PDBs each with APEX instances?
- Re: One ORDS - Multiple databases