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Starting and stopping the IBM HTTP Server on UNIX systems

This section provides information on using the Apachectl utility. Links to related information appear at the end of this section.

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Using the Apachectl utility

The Apachectl utility starts and stops the IBM HTTP Server on UNIX systems.

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Location: You can find the Apachectl utility located in the base_directory/bin directory on the following operating systems:

  • AIX: Locate the base directory at /usr/IBMIHS.
  • HP: Locate the base directory at /opt/IBMIHS.
  • Linux: Locate the base directory at /opt/IBMIHS.
  • Solaris: Locate the base directory at /opt/IBMIHS.

Options: The Apachectl utility contains the following options:

  • Start: Starts server.
  • Stop: Stops server.
  • Restart: Restarts server by sending SIGHUP, or starts the server if it is not running.
  • Fullstatus: Dumps a full status screen; requires the Lynx text browser and the mod_status module.
  • Status: Dumps a short status screen; requires the Lynx text browser and the mod_status module.
  • Graceful: Restarts server by sending SIGUSR1, or starts the server if it is not running, without shutting down completely.
  • Configtest: Performs a configuration syntax test. This option does not check semantics; see error log when starting server.
  • Help: Provides help on the Apachectl utility.

Syntax: ./apachectl graceful

Default: None

 
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