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Pinned topic Where is http admin server located?

‏2014-02-20T05:36:20Z |


I just installed the websphere application server 8.5 base trial version. I created some profile and during the creation I was given the option to create an web server. Now from the admin console of the application server, I select the web server and try to stop it (which already started via windows service) and I get this error:

Could not make a connection to the IBM HTTP Administration server on node WIN-59G1QOTRGAMNode05/webserver1.

So I am trying to locate this darn admin server.

I checked the properties of the web server from the application server and found this:


So there must be something at this port. Okay I try this:


whoa!! No page found.

I try this:


Okay I get something. A web page with link "Administration". I click that and what I get? A help topic titled "Starting and stopping the IBM HTTP Server administration server" and what it's suggested:

From the Start menu: Click Start > Programs > IBM HTTP Server > Start Administration Server. A message box displays that indicates the server has started.

I go to program > ibm http server. Nothing of Administration server is mentioned. There is one menu item "start http server". Okay I click that and what I get? An error message: the port 80 is already bound and can't be reused. Obviously this is not the administration server.

Another option suggested:

◦If the IBM HTTP Server administration server does not start, complete the following steps: 1.Open the Control Panel. 2.Click Services. 3.Double-click IBM HTTP Server Administration Server to start the server.

I opened the windows service and there is no such thing as Administration server.

So how to get out of this loop?


  • Kiran Teki
    Kiran Teki
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    Re: Where is http admin server located?



    Hope you are using windows os only..please type services.msc at Run command then it will show you services list there please locate following two services..

    1. IBM HTTP server

    2. IBM HTTP server Administration

    The above services must in start mode in order to login into webserver. Once above services got started please open the IHS using url in web browser.


    Hope this helps.