Before you begin
You must install a Web service before you can start or stop it. See Install a Web service.
After you install a Web service, you must start it so that client applications are able to invoke it. You can stop the Web service if you want to prevent client applications from invoking it, but you do not want to delete the Web service from your domain.
When you start a Web service, you can specify that it go into Production or Administration mode. In Production mode, the Web service is available to all clients. WebLogic Server transitions the application to Administration mode after it copies deployment files to target Managed Servers and clusters and validates the deployment configuration. Administration mode restricts access to an application to a configured Administration channel. You can distribute an application into a production environment (or distribute a new version of an application) without opening the application to external client connections.
To start or stop a Web service:
Note: Web services are deployed as part of an Enterprise application, Web application, or EJB. Therefore, to start or stop a Web service, you start or stop the J2EE module or application in which it is packaged. To understand how Web services are displayed in the Administration Console, see View installed Web services.