I'm not using an init script, and you don't have to use one either. If you send a process to the background it's detached from your terminal, and you're free to run another instance, as well as exit out of the terminal without shutting down the process.
The only reason I mentioned google was if you needed information on process control (i.e using ps, top, kill, fg, bg, etc.). For technical documentation on a given command, you can always use "man <command>" to bring up a man page.
If you have any further issues and need real-time troubleshooting, I'd suggest checking out #linuxhelp on irc.freenode.net or irc.undernet.org