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Where is httpd.conf on Windows?

Andrew Pane Apr 25, 2016

I am trying to follow these instructions for running Confluence behind Apache on Windows:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/conf54/confluence-administrator-s-guide/configuring-a-confluence-environment/web-server-configuration/running-confluence-behind-apache/using-apache-with-mod_proxy

It says I need to edit httpd.conf but that file does not exist on my server. Do I need to create it?

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Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Apr 25, 2016

There's always an httpd.conf file in an Apache installation, but it's location is up to you - where did you install Apache?

Andrew Pane Apr 25, 2016

I didn't... the Confluence installer installed it for me.

 

I've searched the entire computer for httpd.conf and no file is found...

Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Apr 25, 2016

Ah.  No, it did not install Apache.

It installed "Apache Tomcat" as the "container" for Confluence - you run Tomcat, it runs Confluence for you.  Apache is a different application - it's a web-server, not an application container.

You'll need to download and install Apache if you want to use it for fronting Confluence.  As you're installing on Windows, you might already have IIS which can do the same job, especially if you have any IIS experts on hand in your organisation.

Andrew Pane Apr 25, 2016

Ah, that makes sense. But sadly no IIS experts around here. sad

Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Apr 25, 2016

I find Apache easier (but I used to work with a couple of the people who helped write it, so I kind of got a lot of exposure).  There are other options - lightppd and nginx for example, but Atlassian's docs were aimed at Apache, so, unless you really want to learn another one, it's probably the best for you in this case.

 

Andrew Pane Apr 25, 2016

Surprisingly, I think I've managed to get it all working on Apache. Thanks.

Kim Berntson May 15, 2018

How?

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