cd {release}/hypercontent2

Start by opening a terminal or cmd prompt. Change into the hypercontent2 directory inside the release folder, e.g.

cd C:\hypercontent-dist\hypercontent2

ant startup

This kicks off the HyperContent 2 server using an embedded version of Tomcat. To stop the server, type Control-C; the system may take a few seconds to shutdown depending on asynchronous processes that may be running.