Install Apache ActiveMQ

Apache ActiveMQ is a popular open-source JMS (Java Message Service) server. In this tutorial, I will guide you all on how to install Apache ActiveMQ.

First of all, we need to download the latest version of Apache ActiveMQ at

We have the version for Window, Linux, macOS. For macOS installation, we need to download the Unix/Linux/Cygwin Distribution.

After downloading, you need to extract the downloaded file as below:

Install Apache ActiveMQ

Now, let’s start the Apache ActiveMQ server.

To do that, you need open the Terminal and go to the folder bin of Apache ActiveMQ folder, then enter the command below:


Install Apache ActiveMQ

By default, when starting, Apache ActiveMQ will run a web application that helps us can monitor and manage Apache ActiveMQ at port 8161. You guys can access this web application by URL: http://localhost:8161/admin/ with username and password admin/admin:

Install Apache ActiveMQ

To stop this Apache ActiveMQ server, you can go to the bin folder of Apache ActiveMQ folder and enter the command below:

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