Abyss Web Server is a low resource usage web server with a remote management interface and an automatic antihacking system. The server can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to have the application start automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application and more. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use FireDaemon Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.
Abyss Web Server Setup Under FireDaemon Pro
Download the latest Windows Abyss Web Server files from here. Abyss Web Server X1 is the freeware version, while X2 requires you to purchase it. For the purposes of this HOWTO, we will be using the X1 version.
Run the installer. By default files are installed to C:\Abyss Web Server.
Abyss Web Server does not use parameters for initial startup. Instead it uses its GUI. So before configuring the service, first start C:\Abyss Web Server\abyssws.exe normally and set your desired host IP and Console port via the menus, then exit the application to save the settings.
Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.
Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation. Note that no parameters are required.
- Executable: The path to your abyssws.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\Abyss Web Server\abyssws.exe.
- Working Directory: The directory containing your abyssws.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\Abyss Web Server.
Parameters: None. Leave this field blank.
Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see your dedicated server running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select "Hidden" from the "Show Window" dropdown. You can optionally run Abyss Web Server as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You can change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to the dedicated server or specify which CPU or core the dedicated server will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs).
Now click on the Lifecycle tab. Uncheck Graceful Shutdown as Abyss Web Server doesn't respond to it.
Now click on the Ok button to install and start Abyss Web Server!