Open the folder where you have installed Abyss Web Server and double-click on the Abyss Web Server icon.
By design, MacOS X allows the users' applications to only use ports ranging from 1024 to 65535. Using ports 1 to 1023 is only possible when authorized by an administrator of the system. Concretely, without activating ports below 1024, you will not be able to have your web server use the default web port 80. But this is not a major problem since the server can use any other port.
Since it is the first time you run Abyss Web Server, you are invited to activate the ports below 1024. If you are an administrator of the system, proceed with the authentication by entering your system login and password. Otherwise, any administrator of your system can activate these ports for you. All he/she needs to do is to authenticate himself/herself to the system to grant you the privilege to use these ports from now on. If you choose to skip the activation of ports below 1024 because no administrator is available, there is no problem. You can do it later at any time.
Note: Refer to the "Solving Ports Listening Problems" appendix for more information about problems that are related to ports.
Abyss Web Server creates automatically a configuration file where it stores the web server's parameters. Then, it opens the browser and displays the console.
Note: Refer to the "Troubleshooting Guide" appendix to solve the most common problems that can occur with Abyss Web Server startup.
In the displayed browser window, press a button corresponding to the language you want to use in the console.
Next, choose a login and a password to and enter them in the form displayed in the browser and press OK.
The browser asks you for your credentials. Enter the login and the password you have already chosen and validate.
Note for Abyss Web Server X2 users: If you are using Abyss Web Server X2, you may be asked at this stage to enter your license information in the console. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the required information. For more details, please refer to the instructions that were provided to you when downloading Abyss Web Server X2 or its updates.
At this point, Abyss Web Server is ready to serve. To test it, point the browser to the web server URL, which is printed on the server's window . You should see the Welcome to Abyss Web Server page.
Note: You can launch Abyss Web Server manually or configure it to run automatically when your computer boots up . See the "Startup Configuration" appendix for more information.