The Oracle HTTP Server(OHS) provides key infrastructure for serving the Internet's HTTP protocol. OHS is used to return responses for both process to process and human generated requests from browsers. Key aspects of OHS are its technology, its serving of both static and dynamic content and its integration with both Oracle and non-Oracle products.
Technology - OHS is based on the proven, open source technology of both Apache 1.3 and Apache 2.0. OHS versions based on Apache 2.0 now provide the ability to accommodate the newest version of the Internet Protocol, IPv6. OHS based on Apache 2.0 is available as a standalone product off the Oracle Application Server 10g Companion CD. In addition OHS now provides, via the open source product mod_security, an application firewall capability.
Static and Dynamic Content - OHS serves static content directly or via standard interfaces such as WebDAV standard. Great flexibility is provided in dynamic content generation and many languages, such as Java, C/C++, Perl, PHP and PLSQL are provided for content generation.
Integration - While OHS has standalone deployment options, it can also be deployed in a highly integrated manner with Oracle clustering, monitoring, Single Sign On or Web Caching technology. In addition, Oracle offers plug-ins (Proxy, OC4J, and OSSO) for integration of the Oracle Application Server with non-Oracle HTTP Servers. These plug-ins are available off the Oracle Application Server 10g Companion CD.
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