[thelist] New Red Hat User, Trying to Start Apache

Katherine Spice ks at acu.ac.uk
Thu Mar 29 12:36:36 CST 2001

Hi Jorah,

You need to be root for this -

# /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd start / stop / restart

if there's a problem with the install or config you should get an error msg. 

To check if it's running either (a) point browser at localhost (b) grep ps ax for httpd processes (c) look through your httpd.conf for the location of the PidFile (mine is /usr/local/apache/logs/httpd.pid) and then go look and see if that file exists.

Yell if you need more help,


> Hi
> I just installed RH Linux on my new Dell, and I got things running okay, 
> but I'd like to have Apache running so I can learn about it and test things 
> locally, like I do with Xitami on my Windows ME setup.
> Apache seems to be there, but I can't figure out how to start the server, 
> or even confirm that it is properly installed.
> Off-list response is fine... <madstone at madstone.net>
> Thanks in advance...
> -Jorah

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