WebSTAR
WebSTAR 5.4.2
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Web, email, and FTP server suite.   Demo ($299.00)
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  • WebSTAR has been discontinued
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    Kerio Technologies, Inc.
Kerio WebSTAR provides high-performance Web caching technology using true multi-threaded architecture.

Dynamic Web sites - Kerio WebSTAR serves static and dynamic Web pages using a variety of technologies, such as server-side includes, database connectivity, FlexMail form-processing utilities, support for Tomcat, Java servlets, and JSP, AppleEvent CGI support or UNIX CGI Support (Including PERL CGIs).

Server testing and automatic recovery - Web and FTP services are all tested periodically to ensure that unresponsive servers are quickly stopped and re-launched without the need
What's New
Version 5.4.2:
  • IMPORTANT: The server will only launch if your installed license is valid for version 5.4.2. If you have a CIP license, it must be valid for updates until April 10th, 2006 or later Please check your Admin Server Licenses panel in the Admin Client. Your validity information for each selected server license is located at the top of the Description text area. At least one entry must be valid for 5.4.x, or valid until 10/April/2006 or later If your license is not valid for this version, you should upgrade it *before* installing. You can purchase a license upgrade from Kerio Technologies (http://www.kerio.com/).
  • "4D WebSTAR" is now "Kerio WebSTAR". The main folder and application names have been renamed to reflect this change, and for backwards compatibility "/Applications/4DWebSTAR" is a symbolic link that maps to the new "/Applications/Kerio WebSTAR" folder.
  • WebSTAR CGI Plug-in - Updated the built-in distributions of PHP to version 4.4.2. If you are using PHPStar from http://phpstar.keywerks.de, you may need to reinstall it after running the WebSTAR Installer.
Version 5.4.2:
  • IMPORTANT: The server will only launch if your installed license is valid for version 5.4.2. If you have a CIP license, it must be valid for updates until April 10th, 2006 or later Please check your Admin Server Licenses panel in the Admin Client. Your validity information for each selected server license is located at the top of the Description text area. At least one entry must more...
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Uruz1 commented on 23 May 2006
We have had nothing but problems with WebSTAR V.4. The WSWebstarPrefs.xml file corrupts easily - about 1 out of every 8 connections via the admin client. Today, the server has been down for 4 hours, after I added a new SSL config. Our prefs file is huge, and rebuilding it takes hours. We have moved 95% of our clients to Apache. The remaining sites are on their way. I'll never look back. WebSTAR V has been a nightmare. Like others, I find the "support" from 4D to be nonexistent, and in fact we have one ticket that they never even resolved for us -- and that was with a PAID 12-month service contract!

Do yourself a huge favor and take on Apache with iTools for configuration. If only I had known that 3 years ago...
[Version 5.4.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Jan 2004
We have been using WebSTAR for over 6 years and do not see the issues others have had. We use WebSTAR for the web server only and have been very pleased with its performance, its stability and especially its security. WebSTAR V has a Java based GUI to allow Windows administrators control the server. Java for interfaces is always clunky and unfortunately the 4D engineers are subjected to such restrictions for the benefit of allowing Windows admins in enterprise markets. Our main server takes 3.2 to 5.5 million hits per day and ships out a terabyte of data a month without breaking a sweat with WebSTAR. Lab testing showed us that WebSTAR significantly outperforms Apache and as far as a security history, it is the most secure web server in the world. For one of our clients (a hotter site than SlashDot) security is paramount and thus there is no other choice on *any* platform. Do not hesitate recommending this product as the best web server available in any market.
[Version 5.3.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Dec 2003
Doesn't quite live up to its reputation of ease of use. When it breaks, the support documentation on the web is completely INADEQUATE. You're forced to call 4D for help. BTW, they go on vacation - the whole damn company - for the last two weeks of the year.

5.3.1 has bugs. 5.3.2 doesn't fix them.
[Version 5.3.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Jun 2003
We have been using Webstar since it was HTTP Server v1.0 The MacOS X version is the worst version that we have seen although it slowly does seem to be getting better with each release. The interface is much less intuitive that with MacOS9 version and the PDF serving is worse than useless (you need to use Apache). Logs are not as nice. Support in the UK is completely non existant and I am even a 4D partner! Would I swop to Apache? Well it's better the devil you know.
[Version 5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Apr 2003
WebSTAR for OS X is the buggiest and least stable program I have ever used. If our company hadn't dedicated ourselves to WebSTAR, we would definately have switched to another server software.

The server software goes deaf, freezes at random, fails to startup requiring a complete re-install (and eliminating the email boxes and email within), and more!

Save yourself some time and avoid this program. ANYTHING else is better.
[Version 5.2.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Nov 2001
BSD Server, Carbon Shell, Java Admin and support classic .acgi. This application shows the true power of OS X
[Version 5.0]


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Downloads:6,405
Version Downloads:2,021
Type:Internet : Servers
License:Demo
Date:13 Jul 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $299.00
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Kerio WebSTAR provides high-performance Web caching technology using true multi-threaded architecture.

Dynamic Web sites - Kerio WebSTAR serves static and dynamic Web pages using a variety of technologies, such as server-side includes, database connectivity, FlexMail form-processing utilities, support for Tomcat, Java servlets, and JSP, AppleEvent CGI support or UNIX CGI Support (Including PERL CGIs).

Server testing and automatic recovery - Web and FTP services are all tested periodically to ensure that unresponsive servers are quickly stopped and re-launched without the need for administrative intervention.

Searching - Kerio WebSTAR provides searching and indexing capabilities, a customizable interface for search queries and results, automatic crawling and indexing of local and remote sites, and is able to rip through large sites.


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