New version of Abyss Web Server X1 released

July 17, 2003

Aprelium Technologies is proud to announce the availability of a new release of Abyss Web Server X1 (version 1.1.6).

The major new features included in this version are:

  • Ability to run Windows GUI CGI executables (such as those written with Borland Delphi and many BASIC interpreters/compilers).
  • Support for PHP version 4.3.2 and later.
  • Improved URL decoding engine.

It solves problems and fixes bugs recently discovered:

  • URLs of the form http://site/path/?query are now correctly redirected to http://site/path/indexfile?query.
  • Request dates for time zones that are of the form GMT -hh:mm are now correctly logged.
  • The behavior of redirection with cookies is now fixed.
  • No more Internal server errors (Error 500) when the server is run for several days.

Installation Packages:

Upgrading the Windows version:

To upgrade from the previous version, download Abyss Web Server X1 Update 1 (v 1.1.6) for Windows and run the installer. It will detect the presence of an older version and will ask you to uninstall it. Once the old version removed, the installer will setup the new one.

CAUTION: Be careful and read all the on-screen dialog boxes. In fact, the uninstaller will ask you if you want to remove Abyss Web Server's setup directory. You must answer NO to keep your web site and your configuration file.

If the server reports error 500 when you browse some files (especially HTML or image files), open the console, select Server Configuration, click Advanced..., then select CGI Parameters, and set Resolve interpreter using the Windows Registry to No. Press OK and then press Restart.

Upgrading the Linux version:

Download Abyss Web Server X1 Update 1 (v 1.1.6) for Linux, go to the directory where the old version of Abyss Web Server is installed and execute the following commands (which purpose is replacing the old application files with newer ones):

mv htdocs/index.html htdocs/index.html.bak
cd ..
tar xfzm abwsx1.tgz
cd abyssws
mv htdocs/index.html.bak htdocs/index.html

If errors are reported when executing the first and the last command, ignore them: they occurred because you have no index.html file in the htdocs directory.

Documentation:

Abyss Web Server X1 Update 1 is shipped with its full documentation in HTML format. The same documentation is available in http://www.aprelium.com/abyssws/doc.html in several other formats suitable for printing or online browsing.

Special thanks:

Aprelium Technologies thanks Przemyslaw Kantyka, Fozzy from The Hackademy School, SeliSoft, and all the beta tester of Abyss Web Server for their bug reports, suggestions, and positive feedback.