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Installation Instructions

These instructions are for new installs of Presto 8.0 (and higher) only. If you are upgrading Presto from an earlier release, please log into to view the Upgrader's Guide. For additional product information, please visit the Presto home page.

Step 3: Start the Presto HTTP Server.

The IBM i installation creates an Apache HTTP server instance with the same name you gave to your environment library in Step 2 (the default is XL_PRESTO).

All new instances are set to run on port 8022 by default ?. If you are installing multiple versions of Presto you need to make sure each HTTP server instance is referencing a unique port number before starting it.

To start your Presto server instance (XL_PRESTO, for example) run this command:


After a few seconds, you can confirm that the HTTP server was started by running this command:


You should see several jobs named XL_PRESTO (or your selected environment name) in the QHTTPSVR subsystem.

Starting the XL_PRESTO Apache HTTP Server Instance After an IPL

If you IPL your IBM i nightly or on the weekends you need to restart your XL_PRESTO Apache HTTP server instance afterward.

During your evaluation period you may elect to do this manually before you start working with the tool. If you purchase the software you should add this step to your startup procedures. You can find further information on this in KB Article 8816.