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Starting and Stopping Apache

Before you can use Apache, you must start the httpd daemon. From a command shell, use this command:

service httpd start

Whenever you make a configuration change, you should stop and restart the service with this command:

service httpd restart

If you prefer, you can stop and start the service with separate commands:

service httpd stop
service httpd start

If you're not sure if Apache is running, enter this command:

service httpd status

You get a message indicating whether the httpd daemon is running.

To configure Apache to start automatically when you start Linux, use this command:

chkconfig --level 35 httpd on

To make sure that the chkconfig command worked right, enter this command:

chkconfig --list httpd

You should see output similar to the following:

httpd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off
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