Where is httpd.conf on Windows?

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

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

 

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

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.

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

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.

 

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

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