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Linux® Desk Reference, Second Edition by Scott Hawkins

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Common Directives

This section discusses the meanings and possible values of some of the more important configuration directives.

Generally these directives are found in the httpd.conf file. In order for any new values to take effect, you must restart the httpd daemon. (See the section on the apachectl script for instructions.)

ServerType

This value may be either “inetd” or “standalone.” A value of inetd means that individual instances of the httpd executable will be started on an as-needed basis by the inetd internet services daemon.

Apache will always give you better performance when run in standalone mode. The tradeoff is that inetd provides ...

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