HTTP Server Returns Error 'No Response from Application Web Server' When Uploading Larger Files

(Doc ID 550704.1)

Last updated on APRIL 09, 2018

Applies to:

Portal - Version 9.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 04-Jun-2015


Unable to upload larger files in Oracle Portal. Small files can be uploaded fine but larger files fail to upload. The following errors are seen in the internet browser :

Oracle Portal

No Response from Application Web Server
There was no response from the application web server for the page you requested.
Please notify the site's webmaster and try your request again later.

Oracle Portal

Request Entity Too Large

The requested resource
does not allow request data with POST requests, or the amount of data provided in the request exceeds the capacity limit.

Oracle Portal

Request Entity Too Large

The server is refusing to process the request because the request data is larger than the server is willing or able to process, or the resource /portal/pls/portal/PROD_PORTAL.wwv_add_wizard.edititem does not allow the method POST specified.

This error message corresponds with the following entry in the Oracle HTTP Server log files :

Oracle Portal 10.1.4.x (error_log):

[Wed Jan 23 04:47:20 2008] [error] [client] [ecid: <ECID>] Request content-length of 762328 is larger than the configured limit of 262144
[Wed Jan 23 04:47:20 2008] [error] [client] [ecid: <ECID>]
MOD_OC4J_0072: Failed to call Apache's setup client block function.
[Wed Jan 23 04:47:20 2008] [error] [client] [ecid: <ECID>]
MOD_OC4J_0376: Request initial processing failed in ac worker with HTTP status
code 413. This status will be passed back to the listener for error handling.

Oracle Portal 11.1.1.x (ohs1.log):

[2013-03-12T12:10:15.9993-04:00] [OHS] [ERROR:32] [OHS-9999] [mod_weblogic.c] [host_id:] [host_addr:] [tid: 140048190080768] [user: <USERID>] [ecid: <ECID>] [rid: 0:1:1] [VirtualHost: main] Requested content-length of 527457 is larger than the configured limit of 262144, referer: http://<SERVERNAME>:<PORT>/portal/pls/portal/PROD_PORTAL.wwv_additem.selectitemtype

Steps To Reproduce:

  1. Edit a page with an item region
  2. Add a large file



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