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Getting started with the IBM HTTP Server

This section provides information on getting started with the IBM HTTP Server. Links to related topics appear at the end of this section.

Starting the IBM HTTP Server

Issue the following commands from the default directories, or take the appropriate steps to start the IBM HTTP Server, based on the operating system. For example:  

/usr/IBMIHS/bin/apachectl start

/opt/IBMIHS/bin/apachectl start

/opt/IBMIHS/bin/apachectl start

/opt/IBMIHS/bin/apachectl start

Note: You can now install the server in any directory of your choosing. Issue the following command from that directory: directory of choice/bin/apachectl start

Pertains to Windows users
  1. Click Start > Programs > IBM HTTP Server > Start Server. A message box indicating the server has started briefly appears.
  2. Open a browser and type in your server name in the URL box.
  3. Note: If you use the developer installation option, then the IBM HTTP Server does not install as a service. You have to run the apache.exe file from a command line.

Pertains to Windows users If the IBM HTTP Server does not start on the Windows operating system:

  1. Go to Services in the Control Panel.
  2. Double-click IBM HTTP Server.
  3. Click .
  4. Highlight your user ID from the list, and click Add.
  5. Click Start.
Pertains to Windows users If the IBM HTTP Server does not start on the Windows operating system:

  1. Go to Services in the Control Panel.
  2. Double-click IBM HTTP Server. The IBM HTTP Server Properties window appears.
  3. Click Log On tab.
  4. Click Browse. The Select User window appears.
  5. Highlight your user ID from the list, and click OK. The IBM HTTP Server Properties window appears.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Start.
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