Warning: This post might contain dumb and/or noob questions so please be gentle with me I am not completely new to webservers and host files and all that, but I am new to ParaView and ParaViewWeb.
I am having trouble getting ParaViewWeb to even run. I strictly followed the deployment-guide for Windows 10 (https://kitware.github.io/paraviewweb/docs/windows_10.html). Some settings look strange to me, but I followed them nevertheless (e.g. setting up a default vhost listening on the same port as the Paraview-vHost seems unnecessary to me. Also editing the Windows-Host-File to bend localhost to paraview is a little strange).
Anyway, my setup is:
Windows 10, spring update 2018 (1803), set up as a virtual machine
Apache24 from ApacheHaus, including all recommended Visual Studio C++ redistributable packages linked on their page
Paraview 5.2.0 installed in C:\Paraview-5.2.0 (without spaces) as recommended in the guide
Using Microsoft Edge for testing locally on the server
Using various browser on my host system
I can run the httpd exe without error messages, same with the ParaViewWeb launcher script. So far so good.
When I start a session on the server (http://127.0.0.1:9000), I see the “ParaViewWeb Visualizer” title in the tab, but there is no content. However, a session log is created, which is completely empty, though, except for the “log opened” info. The Apache logs look fine as well.
Also strange: On my host system, http://<ip of virtual machine> will give me the default Apache page (which is configured in the deployment guide) while http://<ip of virtual machine>:9000 will give me a “site unavailable” error. No session is being started according to the logs. On the virtual machine, 127.0.0.1:9000 will give me the empty page described above, but will at least start a session. The firewall on the VM is turned off. Apparently, I have not understood, what URL to use, the port 9000 page seems to be something server-internal as it is unavailable from the host system.
What am I missing here and what is the correct URL to run ParaViewWeb? What else can I do to troubleshoot my system?
Thanks in advance