Installing the Server
General Instructions for InstallationThere are distribution specific instructions located in the directories Server, Engine, and Processor. You may have only one of these directories if you elected to obtain only the Server, Engine, or Stand-Alone Processor, or, you may have all of them if you received the Meta-HTML Tools Suite distribution.
Installing Your First Web ServerInstalling the Meta-HTML Server is quite straight-forward, and only requires you to have the most minimal knowledge of Unix-like systems. For those of you who can't wait, the following sequence is sufficient to install the Meta-HTML Server on a machine that is not already running a web server:
Congratulations, you are now running the Meta-HTML Server, and you have a Web site! You can now go to your first URL:
Start a browser, and connect to
Co-habitating the Meta-HTML Server with an Existing ServerYou may run the Meta-HTML Server on a non-standard port (such as 8080), or under an aliased IP address for your machine. The Server tightly binds to the address and port that it finds in the configuration file. The newly installed server may serve the same documents that you are already serving with another server, or, may be configured to serve a different set of documents.
If you are installing the Server with its own set of documents to serve, and its own IP address, simply follow the instructions given under `Installing Your First Web Server'.
Otherwise, the intructions are almost identical; but you must manually edit the `mhttpd.conf' file and change the port number to 8080. You do this by changing the line which reads:
<set-var mhtml::server-port = <if <get-var mhttpd::ssl-server> 443 80>>
<set-var mhtml::server-port = 8080>
Then start the server as described above. The documents are served
from the directory specified in `
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