This section shows how to model some situations which occur
frequently when setting up a web server and concepts from
other servers with a more traditional structure with
NetForge's configuration system.
Many web servers have a main document root directory
which is mounted at the root of the virtual server hierarchy.
Special resources like CGI programs or Servlets are invoked
by an appropriate handler.
NetForge does not have a document root. Instead all areas
of the virtual hierarchy are served by their own Responders.
In order to make all areas relative to a real base directory
you can use a common Backend for all Frontends and set the
Backend offset of each Frontend to its own area name. If you
want to move the whole document tree to a different location,
you only need to change the location in the Backend and not in
The following steps are required to set up a responder for
form-based file uploads: