Is it possible to run XWiki as a Windows Service?

Last modified by Thomas Mortagne on 2023/10/10

XWiki is just a web application that runs in a Servlet Container. Thus, "running XWiki as a Windows Service" means running the Container as a Windows Service.

Almost all Servlet Containers support running as a Service. 

Here are some tools that can run any Java application as a Service:

And here are some links to run a specific container as a Service:

For how to install XWiki into a Servlet Container, see the WAR Installation Guide.

XWiki also provides a standalone distribution with a pre-bundled Servlet Container (Jetty). This distribution is not tuned for production (Database and Servlet containers are not tuned for production use for example). This standalone distribution is not meant to be executed as a Windows Service.

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