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HP-UX Apache-based Web Server, HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine 

Components in HP-UX Web Server Suite

Obsolescence plan for HP-UX Web Server Suite v.3.x and v.4.x

HP-UX Apache-based Web Server v.3.x and v.4.x powered by Apache Tomcat Webmin ends support starting 31st October 2017.

Between now and end of October 2017, the HP-UX Apache-based Web Server v.3.x and v.4.x powered by Apache Tomcat Webmin releases will only consist of fixes to critical defects and CVEs. Starting November 2017, the HP-UX Apache-based Web Server v.3.x and v.4.x powered by Apache Tomcat Webmin will no longer be supported by HPE on 11iv2 and 11iv3.

It is recommended to migrate to the newer Apache bundle "HP-UX Apache-based Web Server v.5.x powered by Apache Tomcat Webmin".

Obsolescence plan for HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine v.6.0.x

Support for all versions of HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine v.6.0.x on HP-UX 11iv3 has ended on 31st December 2016. It is recommended to migrate to the newer HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine v.7.0.x.y version available for download. See Migration Guide for information about migrating from Tomcat 6.0.x to Tomcat 7.0.x.


PHP is now available as a separate bundle and can be downloaded from HP-UX PHP 5.6.x

What is the HP-UX web server suite?

The HP-UX Web Server Suite is a collection of key software products necessary to deploy, manage, and implement mission critical web servers. The suite comprises:

  • HP-UX Apache-based Web Server
  • HP-UX Webmin-based Admin
  • HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine

For more information and to download the other components in HP-UX, refer Web Server Suite.

What is HP-UX Apache-based web server?

According to Netcraft (, the Apache Web Server dominates the web server market as the most popular and frequently deployed web server for publishing and serving static and dynamic web pages.

The Open Source Apache Web Server 2.4 software developed by the Apache Software Foundation (Apache HTTP Server Project described at ) serves as the base for HP-UX Apache-based Web Server which is engineered and tailored to run smoothly on HP-UX 11i for PA-RISC and Itanium® processor family-based systems. HPE refers HP-UX Apache-based Web Server as a total solution for web server deployment.

This latest release from the 2.4.x stable branch represents the best available version of Apache HTTP Server. Its new features include Run time loadable MPMs, reduced memory usage, newer modules for authentication and authorization, http2 support, session support, several module enhancements and program enhancements.

Please refer to the Apache New Features page for more details. This version of apache is based of ASF apache version 2.4.18.

In addition to the base HTTP server, HPE has combined numerous popular modules from other Open Source projects as well as provided HPE value-added features just for HP-UX platform.

What is HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine?

Tomcat is the Servlet container that is used in the official Reference Implementation for the Java Servlet and Java Server Pages (JSP) technologies.

This release of Tomcat 7.0.x (11i v3) implements the Servlet 3.0 and JSP 2.2 specifications. HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine comes with documentation including an Admin and a migration guide. It seamlessly integrates into HP-UX Apache-based Web Server.

What is HP-UX Webmin-based Admin?

HP-UX Webmin-based Admin is an enterprise-ready GUI management tool that provides an intuitive graphical user interface to easily administer components in HP-UX Web Server Suite. HP-UX Webmin-based Admin is a customized version of the Open Source Webmin software and is fully integrated with HP-UX Web Server Suite. It has the HPE look-and-feel, provides easy access to suite documentation and help pages, and supports HP-UX Apache-based Web Server modules including mod_ssl and auth_ldap.

HP-UX Webmin-based Admin supports many services and actions required to maintain HP-UX Apache-based Web Server. It is universally accessible via any web browser and can use SSL encryption. Configuration with Webmin does not preclude configuration via other tools, or via the command line. Webmin is an excellent tool for both novice and experienced system administrators. As a tool for novices, it can provide a means of getting involved in system administration with minimal knowledge of the managed component and can be an effective teaching tool.

Why use HP-UX Apache-based Web Server, HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine and HP-UX Webmin-based Admin?

From displaying information on simple, static web pages to serving as a secured e-Commerce store handling many simultaneous clients, today's web site must support a wide variety of technologies. To meet these needs, HPE offers HP-UX Apache-based Web Server, HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine and HP-UX Webmin-based Admin as components in HP-UX Web Server Suite.

  • Investment protection by leveraging the Open Source community and industry effort in continuous, leading-edge development of the most popular web server. HPE has bundled many valuable technologies with the core Apache web server to provide a highly optimized web server solution. HPE customers receive direct cost savings because HP-UX Web Server Suite is absolutely free and is pre-bundled with HP-UX Operating Environment.
  • Rich and flexible features with breadth when compared to other commercial web servers, new functionality is easily added with Perl, C and C++ server modules. Server-side Java technologies are implemented through Tomcat Servlet and JSP. Delivery of dynamic data is quick and easy using the PHP scripting language and its built-in database connectivity. WebDAV provides efficient remote web publishing and content management.
  • Security you can trust for secure transactions with full strength 256-bit encryption and the most popular Open Source security modules, mod_ssl and OpenSSL. HP-UX Apache-based Web Server also supports Digital Badge/certificate and authentication, secure HTTP client authentication using LDAP, reverse web proxying, and file system security (Chroot) to provide additional layers of protection from intruders. HP-UX Apache-based Web Server offers high-speed data encryption so that HPE customers don't have to sacrifice performance for good security.
  • Simple, easy, and out-of-the-box fis what HPE customers can expect. HP-UX Web Server Suite allows customers to install in simple steps and manage using easy-to-use, web-based administration. HP-UX Web Server Suite is available as a free web download or pre-bundled with HP-UX.

What is new in this version?

  • HP-UX Web Server Suite v.5.05

      HP-UX Apache-based Web Server v.

      CVE fixes:









      Defect fixes:

      Enabled HPE option inactive to SSLSessionCacheTimeout directive.

      For more details on features and HPE directives, refer to the Release Notes at hp_docs/apache/apache.release.notes.

    HP-UX Web Server Suite v.5.04
  • HP-UX Web Server Suite v.5.03

      HP-UX Apache-based Web Server v.

      CVE fixes:

      CVE-2016-8740, CVE-2016-2161, CVE-2016-0736, CVE-2016-8743, CVE-2016-2183

      Defect fixes:

      mod_rewrite now logs messages only when appropriate trace level is enabled.

  • HP-UX Web Server Suite v.5.02

      HP-UX Webmin-based Admin 1.070.14

      Webmin Apache Certificate Manager now generates SHA256 based SSL certificates by default.

  • HP-UX Web Server Suite v.5.01

    This version of the web server suite contains the following components:

    • HP-UX Apache-based Web Server v.

      Apache-based Web Server v. is based on ASF Apache 2.4.18.

      Modules statically included: core, http_core, and mod_so.
      MPMs dynamically included: mod_mpm_worker and mod_mpm_prefork.
      Note: mod_mpm_worker is the MPM enabled by default on HP-UX.
      Other standard modules dynamically included: mod_access_compat, mod_actions, mod_alias, mod_allowmethods, mod_asis, mod_auth_basic, mod_auth_digest, mod_auth_form, mod_auth_kerb, mod_auth_xradius, mod_authn_anon, mod_authn_core, mod_authn_dbd, mod_authn_dbm, mod_authn_file, mod_authn_socache, mod_authnz_fcgi, mod_authnz_ldap, mod_authz_core, mod_authz_dbd, mod_authz_dbm, mod_authz_groupfile, mod_authz_host, mod_authz_owner, mod_authz_user, mod_autoindex, mod_bucketeer, mod_buffer, mod_cache, mod_cache_disk, mod_cache_socache, mod_case_filter, mod_cern_meta, mod_cgi, mod_cgid, mod_charset_lite, mod_data, mod_dav, mod_dav_fs, mod_dav_lock, mod_dbd, mod_deflate, mod_dialup, mod_dir, mod_dumpio, mod_echo, mod_env, mod_example_hooks, mod_example_ipc, mod_expires, mod_ext_filter, mod_file_cache, mod_filter, mod_headers, mod_heartbeat, mod_heartmonitor, mod_http2, mod_ident, mod_imagemap, mod_include, mod_info, mod_jk, mod_ldap, mod_log_config, mod_log_debug, mod_log_forensic, mod_logio, mod_macro, mod_mime, mod_mime_magic, mod_negotiation, mod_perl, mod_proxy, mod_proxy_ajp, mod_proxy_balancer, mod_proxy_connect, mod_proxy_express, mod_proxy_fcgi, mod_proxy_fdpass, mod_proxy_ftp, mod_proxy_html, mod_proxy_http, mod_proxy_scgi, mod_proxy_wstunnel, mod_ratelimit, mod_reflector, mod_remoteip, mod_reqtimeout, mod_request, mod_rewrite, mod_sed, mod_session, mod_session_cookie, mod_session_crypto, mod_session_dbd, mod_setenvif, mod_slotmem_plain, mod_slotmem_shm, mod_socache_dbm, mod_socache_dc, mod_socache_memcache, mod_socache_shmcb, mod_speling, mod_ssl, mod_status, mod_substitute, mod_suexec, mod_unique_id, mod_unixd, mod_userdir, mod_usertrack, mod_version, mod_vhost_alias, mod_watchdog, mod_xml2enc, and libphp5.
      CVE fixes: CVE-2016-1546, CVE-2016-4979, and CVE-2016-5387.

      Refer New Features in 2.4 for details on the module and program enhancements. Refer Migration guide for information on upgrading from apache 2.2 to 2.4

      ASF Apache 2.4.18 change log can be accessed here.

    • HPE-added features:
      • Modules dynamically included: mod_perl and mod_php5.
      • mod_auth_xradius mod_perl and mod_php5.
      • Directives “CGIScriptTimeoutEnabled”, “CGIScriptTimeout” and “ScriptMultipleDaemons” to improve the performance of mod_cgid.
      • Chroot enables a named directory to become the root directory to protect the root file system.
      • mod_jk 1.2.41 are Servlet connectors to Tomcat that replace mod_jserv Servlet connector found in previous versions of HP-UX Apache-based Web Server. mod_jk works with the ajpv13 protocol.
      • mod_perl 2.0.9 makes it possible to write Apache modules entirely in Perl. In addition, the persistent interpreter embedded in the server avoids the overhead of starting an external interpreter for each Perl CGI request. mod_perl is configured for Perl 5.8.8.
      • Automatic Restart of Apache/Tomcat/Webmin on reboot. More information on customization configuration of this feature can be found in the Admin Guide.
      • apr_shm is a two layer abstraction library which simplifies the usage of shared memory between forked processes on Unix platforms. apr_shm supports session caching using either hash tables or circular buffers. apr_shm replaces Shmem support that was in previous versions of HPE Apache-based Web Server 2.x and MM support that was in HPE Apache-based Web Server 1.3.x.
      • Utilities:
        • cache utility helps create a caching file for improved Apache performance.
        • chroot utility copies commonly used Apache files into the chroot directory.
        • mkcert utility generates private keys, certificate signing requests, and certificates for the Certificate Authority (CA), server, and client.
        • webproxy utility for enhanced security.

      • Documentation created specifically for HP-UX Web Server Suite including FAQs, user, administration and migration guides.

    • HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet engine

      Tomcat version is based on ASF Tomcat 7.0.70.

      Release Notes:

      Change log:

  • IPv6 Functionality Support

    HP-UX Apache-based Web Server, HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine, and HP-UX Webmin-based Admin may or may not work the same as in the corresponding IPv4 products.

    • HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine:

      Tomcat supports IPv6.

    • HP-UX Apache-based Web Server:

      • Complete support

        The following components work on the IPv6 platform and all functionalities of IPv6 are also implemented:

        • Apache core
        • SSL
        • PHP
        • SSI
        • CGI (C-based and shell script)

      • Partial support

        Although the following components work on the IPv6 platform, they may not behave correctly for networking calls related to IPv6 address due to the lack of underlying support.

        • CGI (Perl-based)

          mod_perl CGI scripts or Perl modules written in Perl will return failure for any calls to gethostbyname() for the IPv6 addresses, as Perl does not support IPv6. Hence, CGI and mod_perl are supported only in IPv4 mode.

        • LDAP connectivity

          mod_perl If your LDAP server is not IPv6 capable, then you must configure your auth_ldap to connect to the LDAP server using the IPv4 address.

        • WebDAV

          Currently there are no IPv6 compatible clients for WebDAV. Hence, WebDAV with IPv6 addresses is not supported for this release of HP-UX Apache-based Web Server.

  • Technical support 

    HP-UX Web Server Suite is supported by the HPE Worldwide Response Centers for customers with an HP-UX support contract.

    Additional product information
    Product #: HPUXWSATW505
    Global Trade ID: -
    Version: 5.05
    Software specification: HP-UX 11.31 (HPUXWS24ATW-B505-11-31-64.depot)
    HP-UX 11.31 (HPUXWS24ATW-B505-11-31-32.depot)