Configuring WebLogic’s HTTP Server

WebLogic’s HTTP server forms an implicit part of its support for a number of different protocols. For example, it supports HTTP, HTTPS, T3, T3S, IIOP, and IIOPS. This chapter concentrates on its support for HTTP only, while Chapter 13 examines the other protocols. The HTTP protocol can be configured from the Administration Console by selecting the Server node from the navigation tree in the left frame, and then choosing the Protocols/HTTP tab from the right frame. As the next section will explain, identical HTTP settings can be configured for a number of virtual hosts as well. Table 3-1 lists the general settings for the HTTP server (or virtual host).

Table 3-1. Settings for configuring the HTTP server




Default Server Name

Sets the hostname returned in the HTTP response header when the web server redirects a request.


Enable Keepalives

Use this to set HTTP keepalives. You generally want this set to true.



The number of seconds to wait before closing an inactive HTTP connection.


HTTPS Duration

The number of seconds to wait before closing an inactive HTTPS connection.


The Default Server Name is useful when you are using a firewall or a load balancer, and redirected requests from the browser should go to a particular hostname. For example, suppose that you set the hostname to xena, and the server is configured with the listen address Now suppose that when a client ...

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