Note: From 31 March 2011, SWS V1.3-1 and all earlier versions (on Alpha and Integrity) will be obsoleted without any engineering support. The replacement versions will be HPE SWS V2.x (SWS V2.1-1 and higher) on Alpha and Integrity.
» Download SWS Version 2.2-1 for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS Integrity servers (October 2014)
» Download patch kits for CSWS, CSWS_PHP, CSWS_PERL, Perl, and CSWS_JAVA (September 2012)
» MOD_SSL module based on HPE SSL v1.0-2L (OpenSSL v1.0.2L) for CSWS v2.2-1. (December 2017)
Procedure to install MOD_SSL patches is available in the following location:
HPE is pleased to provide you with Version 2.2-1, a new
HPE supported, customer release version
of the HPE Secure Web Server for OpenVMS (based on Apache).
The Secure Web Server (SWS) is part of the Web Server Suite for OpenVMS, which also
includes CSWS_JAVA (Tomcat), Perl for OpenVMS and CSWS_PERL (mod_Perl)and CSWS_PHP (PHP and mod_PHP).
SWS Version 2.2-1 is based on Apache 2.0.65
and addresses some
Also available for download is the HPE supported,
customer release version of the SWS Version 1.3-1 for OpenVMS Alpha and Integrity
(Versions 2.2-1, 2.2, 2.1-1 and 1.3-1 run on OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3-2 and 8.2 and higher, and OpenVMS Integrity servers Version 8.2 and higher.)
Important Support Notice OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3-2 and OpenVMS Version 8.2
(Alpha and Integrity servers) are the last releases
on which the SWS Version 1.3-* is supported. OpenVMS Alpha
Version 7.3-2 is the last release on which SWS Version 2.0 is supported.
The functional replacement for SWS Version 1.3-* and SWS Version 2.0 is SWS
Version 2.2-1. New
features and enhancements to SWS are provided beginning with SWS Version 2.1,
which is based on the Apache 2.0.* open source code base.
SWS Version 1.3-* and SWS Version 2.0 will be supported while OpenVMS
Alpha Version 7.3-2 is in Prior Version Support (PVS) status, and SWS
Version 1.3-* will be supported as long as OpenVMS Version 8.2 is supported.
Support for these SWS versions will include remedial fixes and security
fixes as deemed appropriate.
Web Server Suite for OpenVMS pages:
» CSWS_PERL and Perl for OpenVMS
» Download kits
» Open source licenses
» Software patch kits
» Software support and feedback
» Source code
The SWS is a powerful, flexible, HTTP/1.1 compliant web
server that includes Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
through mod_ssl and OpenSSL. SSL provides privacy
through encryption, server authentication, and
The SWS for OpenVMS
is based on Apache, the world's most widely
deployed web (HTTP) server - millions
of Internet servers are powered by Apache.
OpenVMS users, familiar with Apache on other
platforms, can now take advantage of the resources
of Apache's open-source software development
community to run a web server that enjoys an
unparalleled level of testing and deployment.
Please see our Contributors Page for a list of people who
have contributed their time and effort to the Web Server Suite project. These contributors
have provided links to ported products such as the SWISH-E
query interface ("simple web indexing system for humans - enhanced"),
ht://Dig, a complete world wide web
indexing and searching system, and MySQL for OpenVMS.
Version 1.3-1 of the SWS
is based on the Version 1.3.26 release from
the Apache Software
Foundation. Version 2.2-1 is based on Apache 2.0.65.
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