Web Oriented Object Framework

User Guide (Version 0.5b4)

User Guide (Version 0.5b4)

Verifying the installation

There are some final steps to be done after installing Woof! and configuring the Web server as described in previous sections.

Verifying the installation

Once the installation steps specific to your configuration have been done, you can verify that the installation has been successful by browsing to the appropriate URL. For the BowWow server, the URL will be http://localhost:8015; for other servers the URL will depend on how the server has been configured.

A successful installation will bring up a page similar to the one below.

Woof! welcome page

If you do not see this page, see the installation log in the directory where you installed Woof! for any errors. If nothing obvious shows there, refer to the Troubleshooting chapter for help.

Additional steps before going live

There are some additional steps you need to take once you are ready to go live with your application.

Changing the default page

At some point you will want to change the default page from the one above to that of your own application. After you have created your application's default page, edit the Woof! application configuration file config/application.cfg to set the default page and other application-specific data. For example,

set app_name          "My Application"
set app_internal_name "myapp"
set app_default_uri   "/main/welcome"

where the default page corresponds to the welcome action method of the controller main. Refer to the comments in the configuration file for more details.

Switching to production mode

Before taking a site online, it should be switched to production mode. Woof! is by default installed in development mode which streamlines development but is less secure and significantly slower. Again, this is done through the configuration file:

set run_mode production