How to start / stop / restart Apache server on Ubuntu / Linux

by cybersal

Following post show how to you start / stop / restart Apache server from linux command line.

There are various command set to start / stop / restart your Apache server from command line.

  • systemctl command (works with Ubuntu 16.04LTS and above)
  • /etc/init.d/apache2 (script to restart under Debian or Ubuntu Linux)
  • service command (works with most of the Debian and Ubuntu distribution)
  • apache2ctl command (works with all Linux & Unix based systems)

$ sudo systemctl start apache2.service

$ sudo systemctl stop apache2.service

$ sudo systemctl restart apache2.service

$ sudo systemctl status apache2.service

$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start

$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop

$ sudo service apache2 restart 

$ sudo service apache2 stop 

$ sudo service apache2 start 

$ sudo service apache2 reload (Reloads Apache Server gracefully)

$ sudo apache2ctl start 

$ sudo apache2ctl stop 

$ sudo apache2ctl restart 

$ sudo apache2ctl graceful (Reloads Apache Server gracefully)

Start / Stop/ Restart Apache server

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