Restarting Apache Web Server from the command line macOS or Linux

To restart, start or stop Apache web server from the command line interface using either Linux or macOS, use the commands below, these commands should be executed as the root user otherwise prefix them with ‘sudo

Start Apache

apachectl start

Stop Apache

apachectl stop

Graceful Stop

apachectl graceful-stop

Restart Apache

apachectl restart

Graceful restart

apachectl graceful

To find the Apache version

httpd -v

The use of ‘graceful’ in stopping and restarting allows a less abrupt halt to proceedings allowing any existing webserving to complete before the process is terminated.


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