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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Quercus PHP 3.2.1 on GlassFish 2.1

I am trying to consolidate a number of applications running on various platforms to GlassFish, if possible. So far I have been incredibly successful with Ruby using JRuby. Our project tracking software (bugs/news/wiki/forums/repository browser) are running on Redmine using JRuby.

Based on the success of using Ruby (RoR), I decided to trying moving some PHP applications over to GlassFish.

I read a great blog article by Ludovic Champenois called 100% Java Quercus PHP engine running in GlassFish Java EE 5 Application Server It describes how to use an open source engine called Quercus from Caucho. I tried to follow the directions, but could not get it to work. I imagine because the versions of GlassFish application server and Quercus may have been different. I was not deterred.

I came across a follow-up article by Arun Gupta called PHP in GlassFish using Caucho Quercus. This article was the missing link. The major difference being the placement of the jar files in the domain/domainXX/lib directory.

Here are the application versions I used to get a functional Caucho Quercus PHP implementation running on GlassFish v 2.1

Mac OS X 10.5.6 (Intel x86)

  • GlassFish v 2.1 Build 60e ( 2.1 FCS)
  • Quercus 3.2.1
  • Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_07-b06-146) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 1.6.0_07-b06-56, mixed mode)

Mac OS X 10.5.6 (PowerPC)

  • GlassFish v 2.1 Build 60e ( 2.1 FCS)
  • Quercus 3.2.1
  • jsr223-api.jar (Project Phobos) Required for Java SE 5.
  • Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_16-b06-284) Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_16-133, mixed mode, sharing)
When I created my projects I used the following web.xml It is based on the example web.xml in the Quercus 3.2.1 war file.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app version="2.5" xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd">
<session-config>
<session-timeout>
30
</session-timeout>
</session-config>

<description>Caucho Technology's PHP Implementation</description>
<servlet>
<servlet-name>Quercus Servlet</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>com.caucho.quercus.servlet.QuercusServlet</servlet-class>
<!-- Specifies the encoding Quercus should use to read in PHP scripts.
-->
<!--
<init-param>
<param-name>script-encoding</param-name>
<param-value>UTF-8</param-value>
</init-param>
-->

<!-- Tells Quercus to use the following JDBC database and to ignore the
arguments of mysql_connect().
-->
<!--
<init-param>
<param-name>database</param-name>
<param-value>jdbc/test</param-value>
</init-param>
-->

<!--
<init-param>
<param-name>ini-file</param-name>
<param-value>WEB-INF/php.ini</param-value>
</init-param>
-->
</servlet>

<servlet-mapping>
<servlet-name>Quercus Servlet</servlet-name>
<url-pattern>*.php</url-pattern>
</servlet-mapping>
<welcome-file-list>
<welcome-file>index.php</welcome-file>
</welcome-file-list>
</web-app>


This arrangement will allow you run a large number of applications including XWiki, and Drupal. Unfortunately for me, it can not run phpLDAPadmin which I needed.

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