Understanding Apache Administration

Apache is an extremely large piece of software that has hundreds of configuration options and possible setups. A number of books have been written about Apache. This section looks at the most common attributes that can be configured and how they affect your system. It is not meant to be a complete reference to Apache. Version 2.0 of Apache is available from http://www.apache.org, but it is not yet distributed with Tiger. The current shipping version, 1.3.33, is discussed here.

Controlling the Apache Process

You can start, stop, and restart Apache at any time using the /usr/sbin/apachectl utility. For example, to restart the server, type

brezup:jray jray $ sudo /usr/sbin/apachectl restart


The Start/Stop ...

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