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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] apache question...
Date Fri, 26 Dec 2003 04:28:38 GMT

On Thu, 25 Dec 2003, Aaron W Morris wrote:

> bruce wrote:
> > hi...
> >
> > is there a way to make a change to the httpd.conf file and have the changes
> > take effect, without having to restart the apache server... ???

> `apachectl graceful`   Viola!
> This should be the equivalent to a `kill -USR1 <PID>` on most platforms.

This is the correct answer.  It is a restart of apache, but it is done in
a way that clients will not notice at all.

As someone else mentioned, you should also look at mod_vhost_alias, which
allows vhosts to be added or subtracted on the fly simply by changing the
filesystem and DNS.


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