Would love to…but our current setup doesn’t support it (that I know
of). If you’ve got a solution on how to integrate Apache behind an IIS
web server, I would be very interested to hear it.
To reiterate from an earlier post, here’s what I’ve got:
We’ve got hundreds of sites served from our web server which runs IIS.
Each department is a subfolder of our main site
We currently integrate web applications into their sites using ASP, and
now PHP. Let’s say the Biology department wanted to collect lab data
from their students. They might have an application hosted at
This allows us to more easily share images, styles, etc plus they feel
as though they “own” the application. We’ve had things on different
servers and it’s not well received by departments.
So, if I wanted to write the labdata application in Rails, I would need
a way to integrate that with their site. How do I do that if I can’t get
IIS to serve it out? I would be willing to run this on Apache, but how
would I get IIS to reverse-proxy to it (and also ensure that everything
works? In order to retain the url structure, a reverse proxy would also
need to transform the responses from the Apache server so that the
correct URLs could be requested again.
(I realize that my situation may be different from others but would
welcome any suggestionts.)