Getting Started Quickly IBM HTTP Server documentation

Getting started quickly without secure connections

Starting the server without secure connections does not require any changes to the configuration files.

Note: The following directories listed under each operating system are the defaults. You can now install the IBM HTTP Server in any directory of your choosing.

Pertains to AIX users

Getting started on the AIX operating system

Go to the command prompt in the usr/IBMIHS/bin directory and type ./apachectl start. The apachectl utility supports start and other options.

Pertains to HP-UX users

Getting started on the HP operating system

Go to the command prompt in the /opt/IBMIHS/bin directory. Type ./apachectl start. The apachectl utility supports start and other options.

Pertains to Linux users

Getting started on the Linux operating system

Go to the command prompt in the /opt/IBMIHS/bin directory. Type ./apachectl start. The apachectl utility supports start and other options.

Pertains to Solaris users

Getting started on the Solaris operating system

Go to the command prompt in the /opt/IBMIHS/bin directory. Type ./apachectl start. The apachectl utility supports start and other options.

Pertains to Windows users

Getting started on the Windows operating systems

The server installs as a service, and runs automatically. When you reboot, the server starts. You can control the server by either:

  • Using the standard Windows Service Control panels.
  • Using the net start and net stop commands. For more information about these commands, see the Windows help file. Access these commands from the Start menu, clicking Start > Programs > IBM HTTP Server.

Note You have the option to run the server from the command line. You do not need to run the server as a service. See Starting and stopping on Windows operating systems for details.

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