Configuring the WebLogic Server Proxy Plug-Ins

Although you can, technically speaking, use WebLogic Server itself as a full-featured HTTP server, remember that its main purpose is to host dynamic web applications. You're better off using a dedicated web server for serving the static content and passing requests for JSPs and servlets to the WebLogic Server. In this type of configuration, a dedicated web server such as Apache HTTP Server , which serves as your primary HTTP server, is said to act as a proxy for the WebLogic Server instances. Note that a proxy web server is by no means necessary in your environment—if your applications mostly serve dynamic content such as JSPs and servlets, you may not need a web server to act as a proxy. WebLogic ...

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