how can i start and stop apache

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The standard start/stop scripts are located in /etc/init.d or for older linux versions /etc/rc.d/init.d.

Stop apache

/etc/init.d/httpd stop


service httpd stop

Start apache

/etc/init.d/httpd start


service httpd start

To see status of apache

service httpd status

If you run cPanel there is a restart script located at


To restart Apache run

/scripts/restartsrv httpd