Start and stop the server on Windows

Start the server from the Start menu

  1. Choose Start > All Programs > Adobe > Adobe Media Server 5 > Start Adobe Media Server 5.

  2. Choose Start > All Programs > Adobe > Adobe Media Server 5 > Start Adobe Media Administration Server 5.

Stop the server from the Start menu

  1. Choose Start > All Programs > Adobe > Adobe Media Server 5 > Stop Adobe Media Administration Server 5.

  2. Choose Start > All Programs > Adobe > Adobe Media Server 5 > Stop Adobe Media Server 5.

Start, stop, or restart the server from the Services window

  1. Choose Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Services.

  2. Select Adobe Media Server (AMS) from the list and click Stop, Start, or Restart.

  3. Select Adobe Media Administration Server from the list and click Stop, Start, or Restart.

Start and stop the server on Linux

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.

Note:

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.

Start, stop, or restart Adobe Media Server

  1. Log in as a root user.

  2. Open a shell window and change to the directory where the server is installed (/opt/adobe/ams, by default).

  3. Enter one of the following:

    • ./server start

    • ./server stop

    • ./server restart

Start, stop, or restart the Administration Server

  1. Log in as a root user.

  2. Open a shell window and change to the directory where the server is installed (/opt/adobe/ams, by default).

  3. Enter one of the following:

    • ./adminserver start

    • ./adminserver stop

    • ./adminserver restart

Use amsmgr to start, stop, or restart Adobe Media Server

  1. Log in as a root user.

  2. Open a shell window and change to the directory where the server is installed (/opt/adobe/ams, by default).

  3. Use the following syntax: ./amsmgr server <service_name> start|stop|restart. The default service name is ams.

    Enter one of the following:

    • ./amsmgr server ams start

    • ./amsmgr server ams stop

    • ./amsmgr server ams restart

Use amsmgr to start, stop, or restart the Administration Server

  1. Log in as a root user.

  2. Open a shell window and change to the directory where the server is installed (/opt/adobe/ams, by default).

  3. Enter one of the following:

    • ./amsmgr adminserver start

    • ./amsmgr adminserver stop

    • ./amsmgr adminserver restart

Start and stop Apache

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:

rootinstall\Apache2.4

Prevent Apache from starting and stopping with Adobe Media Server

  1. Open the rootinstall/conf/ams.ini file in a text editor.

  2. Set the SERVER.HTTPD_ENABLED parameter to false.

  3. Restart the 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.

  1. Open a shell window.

  2. Enter the following: /etc/init.d/httpd stop.

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