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Wed, Nov 12 2014 7:30 PMPermanent Link

Jim Gallagher

Hello,

I'm evaluating Web Builder, and it looks fantastic.  

Web development is new to me, so I hope this question isn't too foolish.

If I use the WB web server on a windows hosted server, will it be able to deal with subdomains?  In other words can it separate out forums.elevatesoft.com vs products.elevatesoft.com?

Thanks.
Thu, Nov 13 2014 5:35 AMPermanent Link

Matthew Jones

Jim Gallagher wrote:

> If I use the WB web server on a windows hosted server, will it be
> able to deal with subdomains?  In other words can it separate out
> forums.elevatesoft.com vs products.elevatesoft.com?

From looking at
http://www.elevatesoft.com/manual?action=viewtopic&id=ewb1&topic=Configuring_Server

....I'd say no. All domains would be treated as the same. It depends of
course on what you want to achieve - if you want to run this as your
only web server and run "normal" forum software on it, it won't work I
think. You could have the EWB server on a different port or IP, but you
might be best to look at an alternative.

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Matthew Jones
Thu, Nov 13 2014 8:30 AMPermanent Link

Raul

Globestar Systems

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On 11/13/2014 5:35 AM, Matthew Jones wrote:
> Jim Gallagher wrote:
>
>> If I use the WB web server on a windows hosted server, will it be
>> able to deal with subdomains?  In other words can it separate out
>> forums.elevatesoft.com vs products.elevatesoft.com?
>
>  From looking at
> http://www.elevatesoft.com/manual?action=viewtopic&id=ewb1&topic=Configuring_Server
>
> ...I'd say no. All domains would be treated as the same. It depends of

I'd just add that custom modules do see domain info (base URL) so you
could deal with this at module level (for example if subdomain would be
used for differentiating between what dataset to access). Depending what
you need to do it might work but would be more work for you.

Raul
Thu, Nov 13 2014 10:10 AMPermanent Link

Matthew Jones

Raul wrote:

> Depending what you need to do it might work but would be more work
> for you.

Indeed - my server is based on the RemObjects SDK web server, and I
customised it so that the default page loaded on a subdomain was
determined in the server code itself. Thus "teacher.example.com" and
"admin.example.com" returned "teacher-app.html" and
"administrator-app.html" accordingly, while all being the same core
service and facility. This allowed me flexibility to migrate to
multiple servers in the future if I needed.

It was the sub-domain "forums." that made me ponder - if this is to be
used as a full-blown "normal" web server then it may not be the best
choice. Just sayin'.

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Matthew Jones
Thu, Nov 13 2014 1:13 PMPermanent Link

Jim Gallagher

"Matthew Jones" wrote:

>It depends of
>course on what you want to achieve - if you want to run this as your
>only web server and run "normal" forum software on it, it won't work I
>think.

I'm just being a cheapskate - I want to develop, test and even release to the wild different, but related, low-volume web sites on one server.  I would not expect to drop in a php forum application - everything would be Web Builder built.  The subdomains in my post were just examples.  Obviously, I would want a different home page for each subdomain.

Thanks everyone for the thoughtful replies.  I'll have to research the extensions to the web server - though that sounds a little intimidating when dealing with internet protocol level stuff.

-Jim
Fri, Nov 14 2014 6:37 AMPermanent Link

Matthew Jones

Jim Gallagher wrote:

> I'm just being a cheapskate - I want to develop, test and even
> release to the wild different, but related, low-volume web sites on
> one server.  I would not expect to drop in a php forum application -
> everything would be Web Builder built.  The subdomains in my post
> were just examples.  Obviously, I would want a different home page
> for each subdomain.

Well, I did this with my server, so it can be done, and it looks like
you'd want the module to intercept the URL and respond with the
appropriate default page - don't know if that will work.

FWIW, my custom service is able to auto-update itself at a quiet moment
for "zero downtime". But that's getting fancy and based on my other
project work.

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Matthew Jones
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