3 Installing the Oracle HTTP Server Software

Follow the steps in this section to install the Oracle HTTP Server software.

Before beginning the installation, ensure that you have verified the prerequisites and completed all steps covered in Preparing to Install and Configure Oracle HTTP Server.

Starting the Installation Program

You can start the installation program on UNIX or Windows.

To start the installation program:

  1. Sign in to the host system.
  2. Go to the directory where you have extracted the contents of product distribution archive file.
  3. Enter the following command:
    • (UNIX) ./fmw_12.

    • (Windows) setup_fmw_12.
    • (For other platforms) ./fmw_12. _platform_hardware architecture.bin

      For example: ./fmw_12. _solaris_sparc64.bin


    You will not be able to execute ./fmw_12. if it does not have execute permission. Make sure to check and grant execute permission before running this command.

    When the installation program appears, you are ready to begin the installation.

Navigating the Installation Screens

The installer shows a series of screens where you verify or enter information.

The following table lists the order in which installer screens appear. If you need additional help with an installation screen, click Help.

Table 3-1 Oracle HTTP Server Install Screens

Screen Description

Installation Inventory Setup

On Linux or UNIX operating systems, this screen opens if this is the first time you are installing any Oracle product on this host. Specify the location where you want to create your central inventory. Make sure that the operating system group name selected on this screen has write permissions to the central inventory location.

See About the Oracle Central Inventory in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

This screen does not appear on Windows operating systems.


Review the information to make sure that you have met all the prerequisites, then click Next.

Auto Updates

Select to skip automatic updates, select patches, or search for the latest software updates, including important security updates, through your My Oracle Support account.

Installation Location

Specify your Oracle home directory location.

You can click View to verify and ensure that you are installing Oracle HTTP Server in the correct Oracle home.

Installation Type

Select either Standalone HTTP Server (Managed independently of WebLogic server) or Collocated HTTP Server (Managed through WebLogic server). See About Oracle HTTP Server for more information on these two installation types.

Prerequisite Checks

This screen verifies that your system meets the minimum necessary requirements.

To view the list of tasks that gets verified, select View Successful Tasks. To view log details, select View Log. If any prerequisite check fails, then an error message appears at the bottom of the screen. Fix the error and click Rerun to try again. To ignore the error or the warning message and continue with the installation, click Skip (not recommended).

Installation Summary

Use this screen to verify installation options you selected. If you want to save these options to a response file, click Save Response File and enter the response file location and name. The response file collects and stores all the information that you have entered, and enables you to perform a silent installation (from the command line) at a later time. For more information about the silent mode, see Using the Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer

Click Install to begin the installation.

Installation Progress

This screen shows the installation progress.

When the progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Finish to dismiss the installer, or click Next to see a summary.

Installation Complete

This screen displays the Installation Location and the Feature Sets that are installed. Review this information and click Finish to close the installer.

Verifying the Installation

After you complete the installation, verify whether it was successful by completing a series of tasks.

Reviewing the Installation Log Files

Review the contents of the installation log files to make sure that the installer did not encounter any problems.

By default, the installer writes logs files to the Oracle_Inventory_Location/logs (on UNIX operating systems) or Oracle_Inventory_Location\logs (on Windows operating systems) directory.

For a description of the log files and where to find them, see Installation Log Files in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

Checking the Directory Structure

The contents of your installation vary based on the options you selected during the installation.

To verify that your installation completed successfully, you can compare your directory structure to the one shown in Oracle HTTP Server Directory Structure.

For more information about the directory structure after installation, see What are the Key Oracle Fusion Middleware Directories? in Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Viewing the Contents of the Oracle Home

You can view the contents of the Oracle home directory by using the viewInventory script.

See Viewing the Contents of an Oracle Home in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

Post-Installation Steps

Perform the following update immediately after the installation of the Oracle HTTP Server software.

Updating to 19c Database Client:

Install the new patches to update the OHS Database client and OSS patches to use 19c Database client libraries. For more information about upgrading the new Database client 19c for Oracle Fusion Middleware, see Doc ID 2921245.1.