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VPS - To run AlphaFive V9 - Port 80 issue.

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  • Abukabir
    Re: VPS - To run AlphaFive V9 - Port 80 issue.

    Done. Thank you for your suggestion Mr AlphaToGo....

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  • Steve Wood
    Re: VPS - To run AlphaFive V9 - Port 80 issue.

    I'm no expert but Plesk and Virtuozzo are designed to give you a multi-host environment; the ability to host multiple websites each with their own domain, on a single server. Each slice is a unique and isolated partition, with their own OS environment. But that multi-hosting logic applies to applications running FREE Apache where each virtual host will cost you nothing to operate. In the Alpha world, each partition will require a new app server license and individual copies of the Alpha app server running. You did not ask this question though, but it relates to another thread...

    I personally just uninstalled both on my server and never looked back. You lose a few things you may have wanted; typically this is how your hosting company provides email services for your server, so you lose that. But no problem, you just use a different SMTP server, like the same one you might have on your local copy of Outlook.

    I don't think you have to do anything about Plesk or Virtuozzo. I don't think they listen to port 80 at all. But since this is a new VPS account your hosting company is probably managing the Firewall, and IT is blocking port 80 for your relatively unknown Alpha server.

    Ask your ISP to configure the "Windows Firewall" and to open a port for Remote Desktop (so you can get back in) and then you can configure port 80 on that Windows Firewall. Even if Plesk is involved in port 80, you will likely need to ask your hosting company to configure the Windows Firewall for your use. These are the steps I went through when setting up my server.

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  • Abukabir
    Re: VPS - To run AlphaFive V9 - Port 80 issue.

    Thanks Tommy, but wouldn't using Port 81 or any other besides Port 80 make the URL somewhat confusing to the ordinary public? It is a good alternative though.

    And as whether or not I really need Plesk or Virtuozzo, I don't quite know at this stage Dan. I am a newbie to both Alpha Five and VPS. So, supposing that I don't really need them, how do I turn off "everything" as you've suggested? I think I may not need to use Plesk nor Virtuozzo to manage my VPS; and I really want to use Port 80 for my Alpha Five web application.

    I had browsed over to your website and it would be good if a guide is made available there on how to configure a VPS for Alpha Five WAS for a newbie like me.


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  • Dan Blank
    Re: VPS - To run AlphaFive V9 - Port 80 issue.

    Do you really need Plesk or Virtuozzo? I turn everything off when I get a Virtual server and use port 80.

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  • Tommy Thompson
    Re: VPS - To run AlphaFive V9 - Port 80 issue.

    This link is running on a VPS with A5 App server listening on port 81.

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  • Abukabir
    started a topic VPS - To run AlphaFive V9 - Port 80 issue.

    VPS - To run AlphaFive V9 - Port 80 issue.


    Just recently I purchased a VPS hosting account from a webhosting provider which is giving very satisfactory support service for my Linux shared hosting and MSSQL 2000 database shared hosting accounts so far (ie. for more than 3 years now). My primary purpose of getting the VPS is to deploy and run another copy of my recently purchased AlphaFive V9 Platinum (Enterprise Edition) on the VPS.

    To my dismay it would seem that support for AlphaFive cannot be given by the hosting provider because AlphaFive is a third party software and that I should do it myself. And so I tried and having intalled the full bundle on the VPS, the help/tutorial/guide says that I must choose Port 80 for the web application to work and that I must delete any other applications using Port 80. Well, using IIS management console, I had deleted all applications which use Port 80, but AlphaFive Server still would not start. When I tried Port 81 for Alpha Five, the AphaFive Server could be started, and my index.a5w file can be accessed via http://localhost:81/ but still cannot be accessed from external browsers.

    I cannot delete or disable IIS completely from the VPS because IIS is being used by the VPS to run Plesk and/or Virtuozzo Control panels to manage the virtual server.

    Anybody can help?