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  • Application Server Default Pages

    Hi There,

    Within my web root I have multiple Folders that represent different aspects of my web project.


    Within my webroot (Not in a folder) I also have a default HOME page that allows you to then navigate to the different folders, to get to this home page, I type in the url (which is technically What I would like to do is have the Alpha Server send me to the default page in specific sub-folder.

    So if in a URL you enter this should take you to the default page within Folder2 but currently it does not, it just loads the home page ( but lists the url as

    In my application server default pages I have the main one as Home.html, the second is Folder2.a5w which is where I want to be taken to when entering
    How does this need to be configured? Please help, thank you for your time.

  • #2
    Re: Application Server Default Pages

    Confusing, your description contradicts itself in different paragraphs. If you want it to go to a specific A5W page by virtue of entering a subfolder on the URL, you are thinking of Apache "rewrite URL", which you cannot do on Alpha. But you can fake it by having an index.a5w in each subfolder that has a single function response.redirect() to redirect back to the page you want in the main folder.

    If you want to go to different folders by entering a URL with a folder name, it will do that, but the Alpha Developer will not allow you to build an application with subfolders (technically it has that option, but it totally fails to work).
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    • #3
      Re: Application Server Default Pages

      Yes, I thought I was explaining that a bit oddly, let me try again.

      My Webroot looks Like image 1, If you go to the URL, it takes you to the Home.html within the webroot in image 1. I want to be able to take me to the home.html page inside of Folder2 (see image 2)by just entering From what Ive heard, this is possible but is just not working for me.


      • #4
        Re: Application Server Default Pages

        I want to be able to enter without having to enter, which is what Im currently doing.


        • #5
          Re: Application Server Default Pages

          As Steve pointed out you can put index.html (or other default page in server configuration) in subfolder.
          So if folder2 has inside an index.html then url will show page -page. If server does not find it it will go root up to default page. That is all intelligence (?) we have in separate AA server.


          • #6
            Re: Application Server Default Pages

            My problem is that I have added these pages in the application server, saved settings, restarted it, but it still defaults to the main default page.


            • #7
              Re: Application Server Default Pages

              It is a cache problem. Clear cache.


              • #8
                Re: Application Server Default Pages

                Originally posted by kkfin View Post
                It is a cache problem. Clear cache.
                That seems to have done it, working good now. Thank you, this was making me a little crazy. I should have just tried from a different computer I guess.

                Thanks again Steve and Ken.


                • #9
                  Re: Application Server Default Pages

                  You may want to look at the AA IIS plugin; IIS does support URL rewriting

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