This is a cookbook-style guide to getting started quickly with Web Ten . Each step references a later section in this manual which provides more in-depth information. The Quick Start Guide assumes you already know something about internet Web service. If you are not familiar with the Internet and the World Wide Web, please see section See Web Serving Resources for more information on building a Web site.
The Web Ten application requires a minimum amount of information about your system and your network settings before it can start. If Web Ten finds a previous preferences file, it will start up. Otherwise, Web Ten displays a Preferences window and will not start Web Ten until the minimum requirements are satisfied. See section See Preferences for more information. If, however, the Option key is held down just as Web Ten begins starting, the preference dialog box will display itself and the settings can be changed before they are loaded. Once Web Ten is satisfied, a Startup Status window will appear. This status window reports on Web Ten 's initialization with a progress bar and text. When Web Ten 's initialization completes, the window disappears and all of Web Ten 's menu items are enabled. Once Web Ten is started, changes to the preferences become active only after Web Ten is quit and restarted.
The Web Ten application heap is the memory that is allocated specifically to Web Ten when it is launched. The size of the heap is specified in the "Get Info" window for the Web Ten application. Since Web Ten allocates most of its memory from outside of this heap, it is not necessary to increase the size of this heap before launching Web Ten . In fact, significantly increasing this setting is a common mistake made by new Web Ten users that can actually reduce the memory available to Web Ten and affect its behavior and performance.
You must set the Web Ten administrator's password immediately after launching Web Ten the first time. Select Set Password under the Admin menu. (See section See Set Admin Password.) Type the administrator's user name in the Admin Name field, and the administrator's password in the Password field. Click OK .
Once the administrator's name and password have been entered, additional names and passwords may be added, changed or deleted using the forms and tables presented in the Web
Administration Server pages under sections
See Users and See Groups. Set Admin Password can always be used to add new administrators or change the passwords of existing administrators.
Use your Web browser to connect to the Web Ten Home Page. If your browser is running on the same machine on which Web Ten is running (and you are reading this documentation on-line), click on the following local host link:
The first time Web Ten is accessed via a browser, Web Ten uses the file default.html (located in the WebTen folder) as its home page. The Web Ten Home Page contains several useful items, including links to on-line documentation and Web content examples. To access the Web Ten Home Page from a browser on the same machine as Web Ten , simply point your browser at http://localhost .
A Web server's "home page" is the top-level page of a site -- the welcome page. The Web Ten Home Page can be used as a template for your own personalized home page. In addition, it serves as a roadmap to help you get started with Web Ten . Since Web Ten supports virtual hosting, you can have multiple Web sites on a single machine. In that case, each Web site would have its own top-level home page.
All that remains to be done is to place the pages, folders and sub-folders you wish to publish in the Web Ten folder. You may also customize your home page by replacing the file default.html with one of your own design.
Web Ten lets you publish hypertext and multimedia documents across the Internet. Any Macintosh file (e.g., GIF and JPEG images, QuickTime movies, VRML documents) can be sent by Web Ten in response to browser requests. Macintosh text, graphics, video and sound files, and executable scripts can be added to a Web Ten system simply by placing the material in the WebTen folder.
All of the content for each virtual host kept in this folder. When you install Web Ten , a single virtual host folder (the Web Ten machine) is automatically created. This folder includes a default home page for Web Ten (default.html). This sample page can be customized or completely replaced for your site. Use any Macintosh text editor (such as SimpleText) or an HTML editor (such as PageMill) to make changes.
An alias to an HTML version of the User's Guide. Clicking on (or pointing your browser to) this file will display the Web Ten User's Guide. Dragging-and-dropping this alias on your browser enables you to read the Web Ten documentation, even when Web Ten is not running.
Logs created by either Squid or Apache are stored here. These logs can be read by a text editor (such as BBEdit). By using the Unix<->Text utility , the logs can be read by any Macintosh text editor (such as SimpleText).
This folder contains example CGI scripts for the Web Ten server. New scripts should be added to this folder. Scripts in the cgi-bin folder are intended to be shared by all virtual hosts configured under Web Ten and referenced by a common /cgi-bin URL.
For Webmasters familiar with Apache, the tenon folder is the equivalent of the standard Apache root folder. A README in the Apache sub-folder describes the mappings between standard Apache configuration files and the Web Ten Administration Server. Other sub-folders include Web Ten and Squid configuration files, as well as utilities that may be used with Web Ten . Even Webmasters who deal with Web Ten via the Web Ten Administration Server may occasionally have a need to put special files in this folder.