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From Russell Shaw <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How do you shut down Apache 2.0?
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2004 08:43:10 GMT
David Blomstrom wrote:
> I installed Apache 1.3.29 by itself on a Windows XP
> Pro platform, and I could start and stop it by simply
> going into All Programs > Apache and clicking Start or
> Stop.
> Then I installed Apache 2.0 as part of a preconfigured
> package (XAMPP), but I can't figure out how to turn it
> off. The instructions say, "Step 3: If installation
> ends successfully, start the Apache 2 with
> "apache_start".bat", MySQL with "mysql_start".bat".
> Stop the MySQL Server with "mysql_stop.bat". For
> shutdown the Apache HTTPD, only close the Apache
> Command (CMD)."
> I tracked down some online resources, including
>'s website, and finally figured out how to
> access the Command Prompt and how to change
> directories. I got it to display C:\Program
> Files\XAMPP\xampp\apache\
> But I'm not sure if that's the full path, or what I'm
> supposed to type next.
> The website at
> says, "You can install Apache as a Windows NT service
> as follows from the command prompt at the Apache bin
> subdirectory."
> So I changed the command prompt to C:\Program
> Fiiles\XAMPP\xampp\apache\bin\
> Then I typed in "apache -k stop"
> But I get an error message that says, "The system
> cannot find the file specified. No installed servce
> named "Apache 2"."
> So how am I supposed to shut this thing off?

Try: apachectl stop

 > I want to
> turn it off so I can reinstall Apache 1.3 in a
> different directory. If I can get Apache 1.3 up and
> running again, then I'll probably uninstall Apache
> 2.0. However, I read that I can have more than one
> Apache programs running on my computer simultaneously.
> Is that right?

Maybe so, but why bother. Just remove 2.0 for 6 months.

> Also, when you install and ininstall programs like
> Apache, PHP and MySQL, do you need to turn off all
> other programs, as when you install regular software?
> So far, I haven't run across any instructions to turn
> off other programs or reboot my computer.

Any daemons usually need to be restarted if a config
file is changed (on linux, anyway).

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