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IIS and Apache running at the same time?

Discussion in 'Plesk for Windows - 8.x and Older' started by Scissor, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Scissor

    Scissor Guest

    I was looking at the running services last night an noticed that Apache was one of the running services.

    this confused me a bit as I'm sure Plesk is using IIS for serving up pages.

    Why is Apache running?
    Should it be running?
    How do I resolve it if it's a problem?

    PS. I don't believe I ever proactively turned on Apache (not on purpose anyway.)
  2. alex042

    alex042 Guest

    I believe plesk for windows is similar to plesk for linux in that it runs its own copy of apache just for the plesk control panel login but instead of running a second copy of apache for customer websites, it uses iis to serve up those websites.
  3. sieb@

    sieb@ Guest

    Alex is right, Apache is only used for the Control Panel with SSL. IIS handles the rest. I don't think you can get away with both listening on port 80 though (CP uses 8443).
  4. Scissor

    Scissor Guest

    Thanks guys, I guess that makes sense especially if you imagine using the control panel to 'restart' the webserver (IIS), you wouldn't want your control panel going away too.

    I also noticed tomcat.exe is running as well. Is this another control panel facility?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I just like know what's installed, running, and why ;)
  5. sieb@

    sieb@ Guest

    Tomcat is for running Java apps (jsp, jservlets)on websites (like the ssh terminal in 7.1Reloaded on *nix). .
  6. Scissor

    Scissor Guest

    Great, thank you!

    PS. I love Plesk!!
    I got here by accident really ... I had a nightmarish experience with Ensim for Windows, and one of the other unhappy ensim customers said they were switching to Plesk... I followed his lead and am very happy I did :D

    It's an Awesome product