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From mrfitz <f...@posintl.com>
Subject Re: Removing port number from the url in production setup
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:18:55 GMT
Hi Mike Z,

Nube question..

I have this same situation but am Using windows7 not Linux as my server,
where would I set up the "apache (port 80) configuration file", in windows?

Is it even possible?


Mike Z wrote
> Mandeep.  Nice looking site.
> Regarding your issue, you REALLY want to use apache using mod_jk in front
> of ofbiz.  Here is why:
> 1) You can offload the processing of images to apache (less load on ofbiz)
> 2) You can easily set cache timeouts for images, css, and other static
> content.
> 3) You can easily add a normal HTML static pages (/static/*.html) w/o
> using
> ofbiz
> 4) It is easier to offload SSL certificate management to apache
> 5) You can setup gzip compression (DEFLATE)
> 6) You can load balance to multiple instances of ofbiz via apache mod-jk.
> 7) Apache runs as the user 'nobody' (not root).  Ofbiz can do the same.
> 8) Most Important:  You can add security to your site by locking out admin
> links.
> Regarding #8.  If you are running an ecommerce site, you DON'T want people
> from the internet to even attempt to gain access (i.e. login as 'admin' to
> 'catalog').  Do you think amazon.com allows 'admin' login to the backend
> from their main site?  Absurd to even ask.  This is basic internet
> security.
> Instead, have front-end machines that serve ecommerce, and have back-end
> machines that allows access to /catalog, etc. via a VPN, or a local
> subnet.
> I have found that this setup runs faster, and you have more flexibility.
> Here is a sample apache (port 80) configuration file:....

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