On Linux®, Adobe Media Server is installed as a service. Start, stop, and restart Adobe Media Server and Adobe Media Administration Server from the command line.
You can start, stop, and restart the server directly, or you can use the amsmgr utility. Use the amsmgr utility to perform other tasks as well, such as configuring the service to start automatically when the system is started.
To start Adobe Media Server on Linux, the Linux server must have NSPR (Netscape Portable Runtime) library installed. The NSPR library must include the following files: libnspr4.so, libplc4.so, libplds4.so.
By default, Adobe Media Server starts and stops Apache automatically. If you are proficient at working with Apache, you can disable this functionality and manage it on your own.
Apache installs to the following location by default:
Prevent Apache from starting and stopping with Adobe Media Server
On Linux, you can write a script that uses the apachectl script to start and stop Apache at start, shutdown, or telinit.
On both platforms, you can run httpd from the command line.
(Linux) Use Apache that installs with Adobe Media Server
Some Linux distributions include Apache HTTP Server. If this version of Apache is running when you install Adobe Media Server, the version of Apache that installs with Adobe Media Server does not start. The version of Apache that installs with Adobe Media Server includes modifications, including the ability to support HTTP Dynamic Streaming and HTTP Live Streaming.
To use the Apache HTTP Server that installs with Adobe Media Server, stop the version of Apache that installs with Linux.