|By Sriram Natarajan and Marina Sum, November 27, 2007|
Cool Stack is, as defined on its site, "a collection of some of the most commonly used open-source applications optimized for the Solaris Operating System." If you have not deployed Web applications with Cool Stack before, be assured that it highly optimizes numerous open-source components such as Apache 2, PHP 5, Ruby, and Light HTTPD so that they can perform efficiently on the Solaris 10 OS or later releases. To take advantage of the Solaris OS benefits and deploy your Web applications (Apache, MySQL, and PHPcalled AMPstack) there, check out the newly available Cool Stack 1.2 release.
Besides supporting many databases (for example, Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL), the PHP 5 runtime that is bundled with Cool Stack 1.2 also works with FastCGI. That means you can deploy PHP applications on top of Web servers like high-performing, enterprise-ready Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 (henceforth, Web Server). Deploying on Web Server nets you the performance benefit of its high scalability with optimized Cool Stack PHP 5a win-win situation.
This article steps you through the deployment procedure.
Note: Type each of the command lines in this article on one line even though, because of screen-width constraints, some of them wrap to the next line.
|-||Installing and Configuring Web Server|
|-||Installing Cool Stack|
|-||Configuring Cool Stack PHP With Web Server|
You can download and deploy Web Server for free. To learn more about its capabilities, see the "What's New in This Release" section in the Release Notes. Also of help are this custom installation screencast and Getting Started Guide .
The procedure that follows shows the steps in the Web Server Administration Server's command-line interface (CLI). You can also perform them from the browser-based administration GUI.
At installation, Web Server offers a default configuration. Optionally, you can create a configuration-cum-instance. To step through the deployment procedure, create one by following these steps:
/sun/webserver7> bin/wadm create-config --user=admin --http-port=8080 --server-name=sriramn.red.iplanet.com coolstack
/sun/webserver7> bin/wadm create-instance --user=admin --config=coolstack sriramn.red.iplanet.com
To install Cool Stack, do the following:
Note: You must first create a Sun account online and then log in to download.
bunzip2 -f CSKruntime_1.2_sparc.pkg.gz
bunzip2 -f CSKamp_1.2_sparc.pkg.gz
pkgadd -d CSKruntime_1.2_sparc.pkg
pkgadd -d CSKamp_1.2_sparc.pkg
pkgadd -d CSKruntime_1.2_x86.pkg
pkgadd -d CSKamp_1.2_x86.pkg
Next, do the following:
Usage: This script will configure Coolstack PHP with Sun Java System Web Server 7. Here, you will need to provide the top level location of your Web Server 7 installation and your Web Server 7 instance_name name to which this script should configure to run PHP scripts. Enter your Web Server installation location(/sun/webserver7):
The script then prompts you to type a Web Server instance name. That name is the path to a directory in your installation locationone that contains all the configuration files for running your Web site. If you are using Web Server in Sun Java Enterprise System 5, your instances are under
For the example in this article, cite the instance
https-coolstack that you created previously. To enable a different instance for PHP, type that instance name. Your instance is then ready for PHP, which you can deploy with Cool Stack 1.2 PHP on Web Server.
Finally, do the following:
Take it for a spin! We welcome your comments and suggestions.