How to start the right instance of Apache on RedHat server

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# 1  
Old 07-22-2009
How to start the right instance of Apache on RedHat server


I have 2 apache instance on my machine (RedHat), and i need to start the "apache2" after any reboot but could not find the way ( searching into "httpd.conf" ), so i'am starting "apache2" manually.

After a reboot, none of them starts and when i when doing : httpd -k start, i got "apache" and not "apache2", so i stop "apache" with " http -k stop" than launch "apache2" with : /etc/init.d/httpd -k start !

can you help Smilie

may i should configure another file ?!Smilie
# 2  
Old 07-22-2009
When you invoke "http" you are probably actually invoking /usr/sbin/http.

When you invoke /etc/init.d/httpd you are invoking a startup script called httpd which resides in /etc/init.d and whcih reads its configuration values from /etc/sysconfig/httpd and then calls /usr/sbin/httpd with the OPTIONS string from /etc/sysconfig/httpd.

If you look at /etc/sysconfig/httpd I am sure that you will find that the OPTIONS line is not commented out and have been set to something or other. You also might find that the HTTPD line is uncommented to invoke the worker model.
# 3  
Old 07-23-2009
all the file lines are commented Smilie BUT a collegue of mine, while trying to help, set in one of the configuration files, related to "apache2" i guess, ( the one i want to use ), something so that when i run /etc/init.d/httpd it will calls "apache2" instance !!!

hope it helps to understand better the problem

Further more :

the file "/usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf" that is used once i start apache doing "/etc/init.d/httpd -k start" ( "httpd.conf" has the value "ServerRoot "/usr/local/apache2" ); so what i should probably do is to make the command "httpd -k start" perform this "/etc/init.d/httpd -k start" INSTEAD OF CALLING THE OTHER APACHE INSTANCE.


THE QUESTION IS WHERE TO CONFIGURE THE VALUE "/etc/init.d/httpd" IN THE FILE "httpd.conf" i guess ( or maybe some where else ), THAT CALLS MY RIGHT "APACHE" ( I MEAN "/etc/init.d/httpd" )

Last edited by mehdi1973; 07-23-2009 at 05:35 AM..
# 4  
Old 07-23-2009
I am sorry but I can make absolutely no sense out of your last reply. Do you want two separate instances of apache to start on reboot or not?
# 5  
Old 07-24-2009
I would like to have ONLY one istance running on my server, i mean "apache2" on reboot, and it's the one i run, when launching the script "/etc/init.d/httpd".

Sorry for being not clear in the message i left before Smilie
# 6  
Old 07-28-2009
A web search for "apache multiple instances" will return many hits.

For example, have a look that this post Can a server has two instances of apache httpd running using two different config files?
# 7  
Old 07-29-2009
Thank you for Helping, but i think that i'll keep it open till someone give me an advice OR find it on my own.

I also changed the "/etc/sysconfig/httpd" file, uncommentin the Flag "OPTINS" and putting "OPTIONS=/etc/init.d/httpd -k start", but still it doesn't work after rebooting the machine !
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