Abyss Web Server X1 now available

November 4, 2002

Aprelium Technologies is proud to announce the official launch of Abyss Web Server X1 (internal version 1.1.) This release includes many enhancements and introduces many major new features:

  • Access control support: Password protected paths and files are now supported (HTTP Authentication);
  • Users and groups management: Used to define access control rules;
  • SSI support: Standard directives are supported (#config, #echo, #exec, #flastmod, #fsize, and #include);
  • Custom error pages: Entirely configurable and can even be generated by SSI pages or CGI scripts;
  • Enhanced CGI execution layer (with support for legacy DOS CGI applications on Windows);
  • Updated server engine;
  • Updated documentation.

Installation Packages:


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

Upgrading the Windows version:

To upgrade from the previous version, download Abyss Web Server X1 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.

Upgrading the Linux version:

Download Abyss Web Server X1 for Linux, go to the directory where 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. Obviously, they occurred because you have no index.html file in the htdocs directory.

Special Thanks:

Aprelium Technologies thanks the beta testers of Abyss Web Server for their help and support.

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