One of the first things you must know before configuring a WebCC server is that a WebCC server in itself is not a database server, but rather, an addition to a database server. Hence, if you have not already done so, you should follow the steps to create a Harmony database server—see About Database Server Installation.
Once your Harmony database server is configured, configuring a WebCC server is relatively straightforward. The file structure for the WebCC server is already included in the Harmony installation directory and is ready to use. As soon as you launch the WebCC service on a machine that has access to the database and allow connections to it to go through the firewall, it is already possible to connect to WebCC using a web browser on any machine on the site.
- To optimize both security and performance, it may be useful to set up WebCC for internal network access only on the same machine that acts as the Harmony database server, and then install WebCC for World Wide Web access on a dedicated Web server. With this approach, you do not have to give access to the database server to the Web.
- The following instructions will explain how to set up a WebCC server which will be accessible on-site, but will not explain how to make the server accessible off-site.