Install Tomcat 7 and Java 1.7 on CentOS 6 RHEL 6

In this post we will cover how to install the Apache Tomcat 7 and jre 1.7 on CentOS 6 and RHEL 6. This process doesn’t use the rpm’s from the Redhat repositories, but uses the latest tar balls from Apache and Oracle. We will also be using service accounts to control Tomcat and its processes. Download latest Tomcat from Version 7.0.40 is the curent... read more

Install Tomcat 7 on Windows 7

In continuing with building a testing environment on Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 I have embarked on installing Apache Tomcat 7 on my Windows 7 desktop. First download 32 or 64 bit from will find the download links in the binary distributions section of the page. You will also need to make sure you have Jave... read more

Enabling Server Status on Apache 2.2

Apache 2 has a nice feature to allow a server admin to view the performance of Apache. When mod_status module is enabled an HTML page will be presented to allow stats to be presented in a readable format in which refresh can be set. Server status details: The number of worker serving requests The number of idle worker The status of each worker, the number of requests that worker has performed and the... read more

Running ASP.NET on Apache 2.2

Continuing with running Apache 2.x on Windows systems (Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2) I found the desire to be able to deliver ASPX pages on the Windows server in my development environment. Upon searching the Internet I came across an Apache module found here. The module is no longer being actively updated but works well on Apache 2.0 – 2.2 installations. This implementation is... read more

Install mod_perl on Apache 2.2 on Windows 7

To continue on with developing on Windows using Apache/MySQL/PHP I wanted to add mod_perl to the mix. For this post I chose to make it work on Apache 2.2 but it could possibly work on Apache 2.4 as well, but I have not tested they portion yet. First piece of the puzzle is to download a version of Perl that supports the Module on Apache. In the past I have gone with ActiveState’s ActivePerl but... read more

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