Friday, March 21, 2014

Questions and Answers on Apache Server

Apache Server on linux
Questions and Answers: Apache Server

1. Is Apache installed?
     rpm-qa | grep httpd

2. Is Apache running?
     Ps -ef | grep httpd

3. How to start and stop Apache?

     /etc/init.d/httpd stop
     /etc/init.d/httpd start
    or go to /etc/rc3.d
     ./S85httpd stop
     ./S85httpd start
  This is a soft link. You can create if not there:
         ln -s /etc/init.d/httpd  /etc/rc3.d/S85httpd

4.Where are web files uploaded for your web site?

5.What is default home page and how do you set on LAN for local viewing of web pages?
        http://192.168.0.XX   (index.html is default home page)
6.How do you check if Apache is working on your linux computer (that has the web site):
 7. How do you setup a local domain for the web site to be seen by other computers on the LAN?

First of all, check and see if you have a file called /etc/init.d/httpd
If you do, type the following command to create a link in /etc/rc3.d
   ln -s /etc/init.d/httpd  /etc/rc3.d/S85httpd
 In order to create a local domain called, you have to do the following steps:-
 1. Run the command:  netstat -an |grep LISTEN
 You will see what IP address port 80 is bound to. It's most likely bound to
 2. After backing up the file, edit  httpd.conf.  Look for the line where you see 127.0.01, replace it with the IP of your machine. Stop/start the web server
 3. Make sure you have an entry in your /etc/hosts, binding the machine IP to
 4. Also make sure that this entry exists in ALL your other machines in the house. (In Windows machines, it should be in 'host' and also 'lmhosts'
 Additional Information:
 Apache files (Red Hat Linux 8):
/etc/init.d/httpd/conf/httpd.conf -configuration file
/var/www/html   - index.html, web pages
/etc/rc3.d/S85httpd  -to start Apache at boot time
/var/log/httpd  -error logs

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