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THOUGHT: How many web servers can a single PC handle?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 15.04.03 - 16:57:54 CET under 09 - Thoughts - Viewed 5789x
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As we become more and more wireless connected and access is everything, more and more Desktop applications get a web interface to control the home PC from a work PC or wireless with PDAs or Smartphones, this is a great development but have you ever tried to install two applications in parallel which both are using a web server?

Well, I've tried it yesterday to enable the web server functionalities of a second application beside my "01 Communique's I'm InTouch" which lets me access my Desktop virtually from anywhere in the world via a simple HTML browser.

The result - 2 web servers ran in parallel and for sure my PC wasn't sure where to redirect the HTTP request to; the result was either the one nor the other application worked anymore which forced me to disable the second web server. 8O

So it's a great idea but shouldn't use all apps the same web server like the free Apache server, which is available for more or less every platform? This would be even more helpful then the fact that every app comes with it's own one and finally the PC doesn't know anymore where to route the traffic to. Really annoying :x

Now I'm sitting here in front of my PC and if I don't work on PPCW.Net or write stories, I'm thinking about how to solve this problem without going into the code and modify it by myself. :twisted:

Cheers ~ Arne


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Posted by Mauricio Freitas on 15.04.03 - 22:43:50

I'm sure these applications will have a setting where you can change the http port - perhaps use 8080 for the second one?

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