The "Advanced" tab is used to:
- Choose one of the Web servers installed on the current computer to run the WEBDEV sites.
- Check the configuration of the current computer.
- Specify the name or IP address of the current computer.
- Display in the browser a page used to start all WEBDEV sites installed on the current computer.
- Manage the search for expired pages.
- Manage the prints.
- Manage the error messages.
- Manage the emails in asynchronous mode.
- Manage the server sockets.
- Allow (or not) some specific functions.
- Prevent from changing IP while browsing.
The "Server" button is used to choose one of the Web servers installed on the current computer to run the WEBDEV sites. Caution: This server will be used for all the dynamic WEBDEV sites installed on this computer.
If the server used is not found in this list, choose "Other". You will have to manually configure the Web server used. For more details about the configuration of specific servers, see the online help.
"Diagnostic" checks the configuration of the current computer. This diagnosis checks:
- whether the FTP/IP protocol is installed
- whether a Web server (HTTP server) is started
- whether the AWP protocol manager is configured properly
- whether the necessary WEBDEV executables are found.
The dynamic WEBDEV sites will not operate if one of these conditions is not fulfilled.
For more details, see the online help.
Name or IP address of the current computer
The WEBDEV administrator allows you to specify a name or an IP address to identify a specific computer. You also have the ability to specify the port number. For example: localhost:8080.
This computer will be used:
- when clicking the "Diagnostic" button.
- when clicking the "Test page" button.
- when running the test of a site, page, report, ... from the WEBDEV editor ("GO" icon).
The "Test page" button is used to display in the browser a page allowing you to start each one of the dynamic WEBDEV sites and dynamic WEBDEV Webservices installed on this computer.
Searching for expired pages
This option is used to enable and configure the search for expired pages on the WEBDEV sites managed by WEBDEV application server.
Printer used by default (Intranet sites only)
The "Prints" button is used to select the default printer that will be used when printing on a local printer or on a network printer of Web server.
The "Errors" button shows the different error messages that can be displayed in the user's browser. You have the ability to customize the error message and the HTML page where the error message is displayed.
If the "Disable email spooler" option is unchecked, your sites will be able to send emails without blocking the execution of the different processes (asynchronous mode).
If the asynchronous mode is enabled, all outgoing emails will be redirected to a "Spooler". Emails are queued up before being sent. Executing Email functions does no longer block the rest of the program. EmailStatus
is used to determine the status of an email.
Remark: If the WEBDEV administrator is closed, the email spooler is cleared: pending emails are not sent and are removed from the spooler.
If "Disable email spooler" is checked while there are pending emails, these emails will not be lost: the administrator continues to send them, but the spooler will not accept any new emails.
Caution: The asynchronous mode can only be used when starting a session on an SMTP server (EmailStartSMTPSession to send emails or EmailStartSession). This mode is ignored in the other cases.
If the "Allow server sockets" option is checked, your sites will be able to handle server sockets (via Socketxxx WLanguage functions).
Forbid the change of IP while navigating
If this option is checked, the IP address associated with the session cannot change while navigating. This is used to protect against "session hijack" attacks (attack that consists in pretending to be a legitimate user connected to the server).
In an AWP site, the site context is stored on the server. The identifier of this context is sent and stored in the browser via a cookie.
Managing fCopyFileWebFolder and fDeleteFileWebFolder
The "Allow fCopyFileWebFolder and fDeleteFileWebFolder." option must be checked if these functions are used in the website.
These functions are mainly used to include images found in the data directory in the directory of site images (images uploaded then made available to the Web users of the site for example).
Caution: The copy is taken into account by the WEBDEV administrator on the server (WD260ADMIN.EXE). The Windows account running it must have sufficient rights to the target location of the copy.