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From Brian Mearns <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Reload configuration file without restart in windows
Date Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:36:08 GMT
On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 7:24 AM, André Warnier <> wrote:
> André Warnier wrote:
>> Brian Mearns wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 1:37 AM, ken <> wrote:
>>>> hi,
>>>> I'm using Apache 2.2 in Windows2003 Server.
>>>> After i change the configuration file. it  takes a very long time during
>>>> Apache restart .
>>>> Is there any way to reload  configuration file without restart Apache?
>>>> Any help will be appreciate.
>>> You can try "graceful" instead of "restart" as the argument to
>>> apachectl, but I don't know that that will be any faster. My guess is
>>> parsing the config file is what's taking so long.
>> The OP is using Apache under Windows, presumably as a Windows Service. I
>> don't think apachectl is used in that case.  I also don't know if the
>> Windows Service version can do the equivalent of the "graceful" or "reload"
>> options.  I think it just stops the entire service and restarts it.

Good to know, thanks André.


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