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Old 09-09-2012, 05:46 AM   #1
sasser
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apache configuration


Hello,

I want to do some configuration to Apache but the file /var/www/conf/httpd.conf has 444 permissions (only read).
What is the correct way to configure Apache? Searching the Internet doesn't help me so far on this issue

I guess it isn't hard to add write permissions to that file and edit it.
But should I stop the apache and edit it? Can I edit it while the apache runs and then restart the apache?
After editing should I change back the permissions to readonly?
Or is some other way around?

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Old 09-09-2012, 07:11 AM   #2
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While run the apache you can change the httpd.conf, once you change the configuration just confirm the configuration changes
Quote:
apachectl -t
and then
Quote:
/etc/init.d/httpd reload
 
Old 09-09-2012, 07:20 AM   #3
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I usually just edit the file as root (using su), and then restart apache with
Code:
service apache2 restart
 
Old 09-09-2012, 09:14 AM   #4
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I usually just edit the file as root (using su), and then restart apache with
Code:
service apache2 restart
Restart will kill all the process and start so there will be interruption. But reload is reloading the config file without interrupting pending operations...
 
Old 09-09-2012, 12:25 PM   #5
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After editing the httpd.conf file, should I switch back the permissions to 444?
 
  


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