Starting or Stopping a Site

You might occasionally need to stop and restart a Site, such as when you create and assign a certificate to a Site or configure the DMZ Gateway to connect to a Site.

Occasionally, EFT might get a "false positive" indication that ports are in use when attempting to start the Site, preventing the Site from starting. To avoid this, you can enable advanced properties to delay Site start, retry start, or retry start after a defined delay. Refer to the Knowledgebase article for details:

To start or stop a Site

When you stop the Site, EFT breaks all existing connections and waits until all socket threads die. The service can terminate when Timer Event processing is still in progress. The triggering of Monitor Folder and Timer Event Rules occurs almost simultaneously and is controlled by the operating system, not by EFT. Refer to Event Rule Order of Execution for more information.

  1. In the administration interface, connect to EFT, and then click the Server tab.

  2. On the Server tab, click the Site that you want to start or stop.

  3. In the right pane, click the General tab.

  4. In the Statistics area, do one of the following:

    • Click Stop. The Site status changes to Stopped.

    • Click Start. The Site Status changes to Started.