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Re: how to link Apache and Oracle?

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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 08:41:37 GMT
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On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 05:35:39 GMT, Hans Forbrich <> wrote:

> wrote:
>> Hi gurus!
>> I would like to learn how to write simple web applications. I plan to
>> use Linux and Apache, for database I will naturally use Oracle . But I
>> don't know what is the easiest way to link Apache and Oracle. What's
>> the easiest thing to learn: PHP, or Perl, or JSP... or something
>> completely different? Someone mentioned Cold Fusion, I don't have it,
>> but if it is easy I guess I can get it and learn... What is your
>> opinion?
>> Thanks!
>Considering that Oracle database comes with Apache listener, OC4J (their
>J2EE container) and mod_plsql (and I believe mod_perl - although that
>may just be 9i App Server), you may want to review Oracle's own
>documentation at ... head towards the 9.0.2 or
>higher App Server and look up the Oracle HTTP Server documentation.
>Note that the "Oracle HTTP Server Powered by Apache" is based on Apache
>1.3.2 although that should not matter as you can always intercept and
>redirect. Easier than re-inventing the wheel.
>Note also that the 'built in' Apache is 'restricted use' and official
>deployment should be through Oracle App Server. But it's the same beast
>(well almost - mainly different in config file locations) and suitable
>for learning. So if you get bored with learning on that one, you can
>always download the Oracle9i App Server (Java/J2EE Editrion) and have
>fun that way.
>BTW - also consider looking at Oracle's tutorials at
> > Sample Code as well as the Oracle By Example at

Good advice, thank you! However, my Oracle database is on a separate machine than Apache and it is that particular Apache that I need to link to Oracle... The Apache that I will use is straight from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, v 2.0 I think...

Besides, I don't know Java...

K. Received on Wed Feb 18 2004 - 02:41:37 CST

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