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Installation Instructions

These instructions are for new installs of WebSmart 11.3 ILE, PHP (on IBM i) and Clover (or higher) only. Please log in to myBCDSoftware.com to access the New Features and Upgrade Guide as well as the User Guide. If you don't have an IBM i, use these instructions to install WebSmart PHP on your PC.

Step 4: Testing the Server Side Installation.

This step is recommended for all installs.

? As part of your WebSmart IBM i install we create, configure and start an Apache HTTP server instance named WEBSMART, running on port 8150. This allows you to start running your programs as soon as you install the software.

The installation also includes test programs you can run. Try these by entering your IBM i IP address below and clicking the ILE and/or PHP test buttons:

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These tests build a URL that combines the IP address you entered, the WEBSMART HTTP Server's port number (8150) and the WebSmart library or IFS directory where the programs reside. If the test program(s) run it means that you have successfully installed the IBM i side of WebSmart ILE and/or PHP, and have started a functioning HTTP server instance.

Now you're ready to install the WebSmart IDE on your PC.


Background Information: The HTTP Server Admin Interface

As you start creating web applications you'll want to familiarize yourself with the IBM Web Administration for i interface.

To work with it go to the browser window where you ran the testcfg.pgm program and change the url to http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:2001/HTTPAdmin, (where the x's represent the IP address of your IBM i).

When prompted, log in using your IBM i user profile. At the page presented you can go the Manage HTTP Servers section and select the WEBSMART server instance from the drop down list:

From here you can see the status of this server instance, and start, stop or restart it. If it's currently stopped you can click the green button to start it.

Note that from here you can also change the port number that the WEBSMART HTTP server instance is running on and other configuration changes.