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Re: [SLUG] killing all httpd processes, how ?

On Mon, May 8, 2006 1:09 pm, Scott Ragen wrote:
> slug-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 08/05/2006 08:00:04 AM:

> I know I'm not answering your question, as it has already been answered
> by another. but do you need to shutdown apache before a restart? If all you
> are doing is reloading a new config, you should be able to run 'service
> apache reload' This sends a HUP signal which tells apache to reread its
> configuration file, this will ensure (providing there is no errors in the
> config) there is no interruption to the service for anyone browsing your
> site.

thanks, Scott

as it was, I restarted Apache several times earlier today, with out a
single glitch

I'll try 'reload' next time.

Because I had experienced these unclean shutdowns before, I thought
shutdown/pause/start was a 'safer option';
now that I know what you just explained, I'll use 'reload' next time.

so, if there is a critical error in config, 'reload' would cause 'stop'?