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Web Application Platform 19.0 LTR SP4 Documentation


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This chapter explains how to start and stop Web Application platform as a service. See the sections below to find the instructions applicable to your operating system and installation type.


Starting and stopping Web App Platform on Windows

Standard installation

If you install Web Application Platform using an executive file, you can select to start it automatically in the last step of the installation wizard. Otherwise, start or stop Web App Platform as described below.


To start/stop Web Application Platform in standard installation


  1. Go to Windows Start menu and open the Run desktop app.
  2. Type services.msc in the Open box and click OK.
  3.  Do one of the following:
    • To start Web Application platform, right-click the No Magic WebApp service in the Services dialog and select Start.
    • To stop Web Application platform, right-click the No Magic WebApp service in the Services dialog and select Stop.


Web Application Platform is started or stopped depending on which command you select in step 3. You can see if the No Magic WebApp service is running in the Status column of the Services dialog.


Using no-installer

If you use no-installer package, you can start or stop Web Application Platform as described below.

Prerequisites for starting WAP with no-installer

Before starting Web Application Platform using no-installer for the first time, make sure that the JRE_HOME and CATALINA_HOME_WEBAPP variables are specified as shown below:

CATALINA_HOME_WEBAPP=/<Web_App_Platform_no-installer_directory>
JRE_HOME=/<Java_install_directory>

Learn how to specify variables.


To start/stop Web Application Platform using no-installer


  1. Go to the <Web_App_Platform_extracted_no-installer_directory>\bin directory.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To start Web Application platform, run the startup.bat file as administrator.
    • To stop Web Application platform, run the shutdown.bat file as administrator.


Web Application Platform is started or stopped depending on which action you select in step 2.


Starting and stopping Web App Platform on Linux

Standard installation

If you install Web Application Platform using an executive file, you can select to start it automatically in the last step of the installation wizard. Otherwise, start or stop Web App Platform as described below.


To start/stop Web Application Platform in standard installation


  1. Open the Terminal application.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To start Web Application platform, execute one of the following commands depending on which system management daemon your operating system uses:

      For init system management demon
      /etc/init.d/webapp start
      For sytemd system management daemon
      systemctl start webapp
    • To stop Web Application platform, execute one of the following commands depending on which system management daemon your operating system uses:

      For init system management demon
      /etc/init.d/webapp stop
      For sytemd system management daemon
      systemctl stop webapp

Web Application Platform is started or stopped depending on which action you select in step 2.


Using no-installer

If you use no-installer package, you can start or stop Web Application Platform as described below.

Prerequisites for starting WAP with no-installer

Before starting Web Application Platform using no-installer for the first time, make sure that the JRE_HOME and CATALINA_HOME_WEBAPP variables are specified as shown below:

CATALINA_HOME_WEBAPP=/<Web_App_Platform_no-installer_directory>
JRE_HOME=/<Java_install_directory>

Learn how to specify variables.


To start/stop Web Application Platform using no-installer


  1. Go to the <Web_App_Platform_extracted_no-installer_directory>\bin directory.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To start Web Application platform, run the startup.sh file as administrator.
    • To stop Web Application platform, run the shutdown.sh file as administrator.


Web Application Platform is started or stopped depending on which action you select in step 2.

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