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One Instance - One WAS - Multiple Sites - Apache -> WAS - Can't find HOW TO Direction

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    One Instance - One WAS - Multiple Sites - Apache -> WAS - Can't find HOW TO Direction

    A few days ago, I read a document on what is needed to configure an Apache front end, that forwards to a non-80 port for WAS, so that multiple sites can be hosted with 1 instance, 1 IP address, and 1 server.

    I cannot seem to locate this to save my life!!! I have spent the last 3 hours searching this forum and google but still cannot find it.

    Can anyone send me the link????

    Thank you!

    Re: One Instance - One WAS - Multiple Sites - Apache -> WAS - Can't find HOW TO Direc

    This used to be possible in version 7 or 8, not possible since. A lot of experts have tried since then, no luck. You need multiple IP's, multiple Instances of WAS on same port 80. Or same IP but different ports.
    Steve Wood
    See my profile on IADN


      Re: One Instance - One WAS - Multiple Sites - Apache -> WAS - Can't find HOW TO Direc

      So basically, if I write an application, and want it to be an SaaS type app, with each client having their own database, I have to have an IP address or separate WAS instance? I did not want to do a multi-tenant application because I expect images to be involved, and there could be many, and do not want to overrun 1 database with many images (and I do not want to save them to a file system at this point).


        Re: One Instance - One WAS - Multiple Sites - Apache -> WAS - Can't find HOW TO Direc

        Come to think of it, I actually need 2 applications PER client. This will really never work with AlphaFive I guess.


          Re: One Instance - One WAS - Multiple Sites - Apache -> WAS - Can't find HOW TO Direc

          I assume the same is correct about IIS as the front end?


            Re: One Instance - One WAS - Multiple Sites - Apache -> WAS - Can't find HOW TO Direc

            I would like to think that when we have IIS/WAS that we can use IIS's host-headers to have multiple domains on the same web server, but I don't know. I am one of the guys that loved using Apache with A5WAS. It worked great and had many advantages over using multiple instances of the WAS. But I and many others tried with V10+ and were also told by Alpha that it will not work, was not supported.

            You have to make your own decision over a multi-tenant application or separate databases, but for sure everyone I have ever met with a project idea over estimated there application requirements, popularity and ROI by 100 to 10,000 times.
            Steve Wood
            See my profile on IADN


              Re: One Instance - One WAS - Multiple Sites - Apache -> WAS - Can't find HOW TO Direc

              According to customer service this morning, yes it will be possible with the IIS component. But they guesstimate a September/October


                Re: One Instance - One WAS - Multiple Sites - Apache -> WAS - Can't find HOW TO Direc

                I'm assuming that the Alpha IIS component will work just the same as the php IIS component. It will just be a plugin that will interpret a5w pages. Then we'll be able to leverage the full power, security and features that IIS has to offer. It will also take a load off of the Alpha WAS dev team because they won't need to maintain an entire web server package, only the plugin for IIS.

                EDIT: I hope they publish some documents before then about what's going to be deprecated in the switch. I've already heard that ulink is going away in favor of userid.