Tenon Intersystems has updated its Apache administration tools for Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server to version 6.5.1.
Webmasters can configure and remotely manage Apache, DNS, FTP, along with a range of other Mac OS X Internet services, by using a standard browser on any platform. The centerpiece of iTools is the Administration Server, which extends Apache in two important ways. First, you get a graphical interface that manages the syntactically demanding Apache configuration file. And you can access this interface from any Web browser, which by definition gives you the ability to configure Apache remotely.
Tenon’s iTools Manager, with its Aqua graphical user interface (GUI), enables Webmasters to set up and configure Apache directly on a local or remote Mac OS X desktop. The iTools Manager co-exists with Tenon’s remote, browser-based administration so Webmasters can switch between desktop management and anytime, anywhere browser-based control, according to Anita Holmgren, president of Tenon.
“There’s no need for Macintosh Webmasters to ‘learn’ Apache; they can just use the knowledge they have from years of being a Mac OS Webmaster and Tenon’s technology will translate their mouse clicks and table entries into terms that Apache can understand,” she said. “Apache is the most widely used web server in the world; Tenon’s iTools makes difficult Apache tasks easy and Apple’s Aqua makes it pretty.”
iTools 6.5.1 updates Apache to version 1.3.23, BIND to 8.3.0, mod_fastcgi to 2.2.12, sendmail to 8.12.1 and wu-ftp to 2.6.2, and includes a caching proxy server, integrated logging and log rolling scripts, and mod_dav (for a collaborative, writable Web using WebDAV clients). iTools also includes a number of package installers: open source packages to make life simple and commercial packages for added value.
The packages include: ht://Dig 3.1.5 (a search engine, now with PDF search support), MySQL 3.23.47 (a database, now with a Perl DBI module and an Aqua GUI for setup), Tomcat 4.0.1 (with the new Catalina JSP servlet engine), PHP 4.1.1 (a powerful scripting tool, now with built-in support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Openbase), WEBmail (a Web-based “HotMail” style mail client), Common Ground’s Qilan (a Web application construction tool that acts as a front-end to multiple databases), MRTG (for live visual traffic load representation), and Halcyon’s iASP for Active Server Pages support.
The Tenon tools let Webmasters set up virtual hosts, create URL Aliases and Redirects, create self-signed SSL certificates and SSL certificate requests, create realm-based, host-based, and cipher-based Access Controls, and more, Holmgren said. Version 6.5.1 is a free upgrade for all iTools 6.x customers. For Webmasters transitioning from WebSTAR the price is $299. Go to the special offer Web site for details.