Using a third-party web server

You can use web servers other than the included version of Apache to serve Adobe Media Server files. Note, however, that the HTTP Module for HTTPDynamic streaming is currently supported only on Apache web servers. To use a third-party web server, use the following guidelines:

  • Configure Adobe Media Server and the web server so that they do not share a port. (You must decide which server can use ports 80 and 443, or you must multi-home the servers (by using separate IP addresses/physical NICs).

  • If you want Adobe Media Server and your web server to share a port, set up Adobe Media Server as the proxy, put your web server on an unused port, and change the ams.ini HTTPPROXY_HOST setting to point to that port.

  • If you want your web server to serve the Adobe Media Server standard files, either put the files in your web server's document root, or add the Adobe Media Server document root (rootinstall/webroot) as a virtual directory for your web server.

  • If you want your web server to serve Progressive Download (PD) files from the same location as Adobe Media Server, add an alias or secondary document root to point to rootinstall/webroot/vod. You can also add a virtual directory to the vod application that points to your web server's document root.

  • If you want your web server to use the exact same settings as the Adobe Media Server pre-installed web server (or you want to start with that and then customize it), start with the default Apache httpd.conf file that was included with Adobe Media Server.

  • Configure your web server so that it handles the correct MIME types. For example, add the video/x-flv MIME type for *.flv files. For other MIME types, view the configuration file for the mod_mime_magic Apache module and the installroot/Apache2.2/conf/mime.types file.

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