How to start and stop IBM IHS web server

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Start the web server

The apachectl command can be used to start and stop the IHS web server. Replace "/opt/IBM/HTTPServer" with the location of your IHS web server.

~]# /opt/IBM/HTTPServer/bin/apachectl start


Once started, you should be able to get your home page.


The ps command can also be used to verify that there are active HTTPD processes.

~]# ps -ef | grep httpd
/opt/IBMIHS##/conf/httpd85.<env>.<domain>.web## -k start
/opt/IBMIHS##/conf/httpd85.<env>.<domain>.web## -k start
/opt/IBMIHS##/conf/httpd85.<env>.<domain>.web## -k start
/opt/IBMIHS##/conf/httpd85.<env>.<domain>.web## -k start


If the web server fails to start, use the nslookup command to determine if DNS is able to resolve the hostname to an IP address. If not, DNS will need to be configured.

C:\> nslookup

Non-authoritative answer:


Also ensure the httpd.conf file is listening on port 80, and has the IP address of the operating system.


Stop the web server

~]# /opt/IBM/HTTPServer/bin/apachectl stop


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