2.8 Select Java Application Server (Apache Tomcat, Oracle WebLogic Server, etc.) as a Java application server and configure its settings.

This section outlines the details of wscservice.war deployment on Apache Tomcat (static files and all requests to engines are served) or binding only static files and the rest of the service requests such as spelling or grammar checking, directly connecting with AppServer.

Option A: Binding of Static Files and Serving Service Requests by AppServer

To bind only static files and the rest of the service requests such as spelling or grammar checking directly connecting with AppServer:

1. Stop Apache Tomcat before modifying the configuration files. 

2. Add the following paths to the server.xml file inside the <Host name=“localhost”  appBase="webapps" unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true"> tag:

<Context docBase="C:/Program Files/WebSpellChecker/WebComponents/WebInterface" path="/wscservice" />
<Context docBase="C:/Program Files/WebSpellChecker/WebComponents/Samples" path="/wscservice/samples" />

3. If you plan to host WebSpellChecker and your web app(s) on different domains, you might face the CORS issues. To avoid this, add the Access-Control-Allow-Headers to enable cross-origin requests to the Apache Tomcat settings. For this you can use CORS filter.

4. Start Apache Tomcat after modifying the configuration files.

Option B: Serving both Static Files and Service Requests by Java Application Server (deployment of wscservice.war)

To deploy wscervice.war on Apache Tomcat for binding static files and all service requests to engines such as spelling or grammar checking

1. Create the WSC_DIR environment variable. It must be pointed to the WebSpellChecker Server installation directory.

  • Go to Apache Tomcat System Properties. Open the Advanced tab. In this tab, locate the Environment Variables... button. 

  • Go to the section with System variables. In this section, click New… to create a new variable.

  • A new pop-up window New System Variable will be open. Type a variable name and variable value as follows:

2. Deploy wscservice.war on your Apache Tomcat Application Server. 

  • Copy the wscservice.war file from <WSC_DIR>/J2EEServerComponents to the Apache Tomcat /webapps directory.
  • Start Apache Tomcat, or stop and then start if it is already running.

Note that the wscservice.war file should be unpacked automatically. Otherwise, unpack it manually.

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