Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10 Getting Started Guide


The Sun Java System Web Server Getting Started guide is recommended for first time users of the Sun JavaTM System Web Server 6.1 product. This guide introduces you to the basic features of the server, through hands-on exercises.

This chapter assumes that you have already installed the server and are ready to explore its features.

This preface contains information about the following topics:

Using the Documentation

The Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10 manuals are available as online files in PDF and HTML formats at:

The following table lists the tasks and concepts described in the Sun Java System Web Server manuals.

Table P–1 Sun Java System Web Server Documentation Roadmap

For Information About 

See the Following 

Late-breaking information about the software and documentation 

Release Notes

Getting started with Sun Java System Web Server, including hands-on exercises that introduce server basics and features (recommended for first-time users) 

Getting Started Guide

Performing installation and migration tasks: 

  • Installing Sun Java System Web Server and its various components, supported platforms, and environments

  • Migrating from Sun Java System Web Server 4.1 or 6.0 to Sun Java System Web Server 6.1

Installation and Migration Guide

Note: If you have the Sun Java Enterprise System 1 installed on your system and you want to upgrade the Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 that is part of Sun Java Enterprise System 1 to Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10, you must use the Java Enterprise System (JES) installer to perform the upgrade. Do not use the separate component installer included with Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10.

Performing the following administration tasks:

  • Using the Administration and command-line interfaces

  • Configuring server preferences

  • Using server instances

  • Monitoring and logging server activity

  • Using certificates and public key cryptography to secure the server

  • Configuring access control to secure the server

  • Using Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) security features

  • Deploying applications

  • Managing virtual servers

  • Defining server workload and sizing the system to meet performance needs

  • Searching the contents and attributes of server documents, and creating a text search interface

  • Configuring the server for content compression

  • Configuring the server for web publishing and content authoring using WebDAV

Administrator’s Guide

Using programming technologies and APIs to do the following: 

  • Extend and modify Sun Java System Web Server

  • Dynamically generate content in response to client requests

  • Modify the content of the server

Programmer’s Guide

Creating custom Netscape Server Application Programmer’s Interface (NSAPI) plugins 

NSAPI Programmer’s Guide

Implementing servlets and JavaServer PagesTM (JSPTM) technology in Sun Java System Web Server

Programmer’s Guide to Web Applications

Editing configuration files 

Administrator’s Configuration File Reference Guide

Tuning Sun Java System Web Server to optimize performance 

Performance Tuning, Sizing, and Scaling Guide

How This Guide Is Organized

This guide has the following sections:

Documentation Conventions

This section describes the types of conventions used throughout this guide:

By default, the location of install_dir on UNIX-based platforms is:


On Windows, it is:


Product Support

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