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From Neeraj Sinha <>
Subject Re: Host appBase vs Context docBase
Date Sat, 05 Jul 2014 10:49:35 GMT
Normally,we configure docBase when we want the application to be resided on
a separate directory and not inside tomcat. So, when you use docBase I
don't think you need to configure host/appbase as well.
Appbase folders go under tomcat directory parallel to default appbase
webapps. Each appbase is mapped to a particular host so we configure more
than one appbases when we want to have applications running under different
hosts deployed in the same tomcat.

On Jul 5, 2014 7:35 AM, "Igal @" <> wrote:
> I'm a little confused about the Host appBase attribute.
> Let's say that my website resides in D:\www\site1
> I don't like using {Tomcat}/webapps so I don't want to have it as a base
directory for websites.  What I've been doing so far is create an empty
folder alongside "webapps", named "empty", and use it as appBase, e.g.
> <Host name="Site1" appBase="empty" unpackWARs="false" autoDeploy="false">
>   <!-- this works but what's the deal with appBase? !-->
>   <Context path="/" docBase="D:/www/site1" />
> </Host>
> But it feels like I'm doing something wrong.  I expect this to work, but
it doesn't:
> <Host name="Site1" appBase="D:/www/site1" unpackWARs="false"
>   <!-- this doesn't work !-->
> </Host>
> Can anyone explain why the snippet above doesn't work, and if that is the
way it should be, then what is the purpose of Host/appBase?
> --
> Igal Sapir
> Railo Core Developer
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