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4      Administering an Apache Web Service

4.1    Configuring an Apache Web Server

For the Apache Web, add the following line to the .mime.types configuration file:

  • application/x-java-jnlp-file JNLP
  • text/plain properties

4.2    Web Server

Make sure there is a web server running on the server.  Create an Alias “<app name>” to point to the project directory.


Edit httpd.conf:


Alias /<app name> "/opt/apps/<app name>"


<Directory "/opt/apps/<app name>">

    AllowOverride None

    Options None

    Order allow,deny

    Allow from all


Check that mime types are created for jnlp and jar:


Edit httpd.conf


AddType application/x-java-jnlp-file .jnlp

AddType application/x-java-archive .jar

AddType application/x-java-archive-diff .jardiff


Set the apache timeout to 10 seconds to fix the bug with downloading jar files using Java Webstart.


Edit httpd.conf


Timeout 10

4.3    Verify Webserver

Make sure http://<servername>:<port>/<app name>/ returns the launch page.


  • Servername is the name of the web server
  • Port is the port on which the web server runs, usually 80