apache2 - Apache hypertext transfer protocol server
apache2 [ -d serverroot ] [ -f config ] [ -C directive ] [ -c directive
] [ -D parameter ]
apache2 [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -L ] [ -v ] [ -V ] [ -t ] [ -X ]
apache2 is the Apache HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server pro
gram. It is designed to be run as a standalone daemon process. When
used like this it will create a pool of child processes to handle
requests. To stop it, send a TERM signal to the initial (parent) pro
cess. The PID of this process is written to a file as given in the con
This manual page only lists the command line arguments. For details of
the directives necessary to configure apache2 see the Apache manual,
which is part of the Apache distribution or can be found at
http://httpd.apache.org/. Paths in this manual may not reflect those
compiled into apache2.
Set the initial value for the ServerRoot directive to
serverroot. This can be overridden by the ServerRoot com
mand in the configuration file. The default is
-f config Execute the commands in the file config on startup. If con
fig does not begin with a /, then it is taken to be a path
relative to the ServerRoot. The default is
Process the configuration directive before reading config
Process the configuration directive after reading config
Sets a configuration parameter which can be used with
... sections in the configuration
files to conditionally skip or process commands.
-h Output a short summary of available command line options.
-l Output a list of modules compiled into the server.
-L Output a list of directives together with expected argu
ments and places where the directive is valid.
-S Show the settings as parsed from the config file (currently
only shows the virtualhost settings).
-t Run syntax tests for configuration files only. The program
immediately exits after these syntax parsing with either a
return code of 0 (Syntax OK) or return code not equal to 0
(Syntax Error). If -D DUMP_VHOSTS is also set, details of
the virtual host configuration will be printed.
-v Print the version of apache2 , and then exit.
-V Print the version and build parameters of apache2 , and
-X Run apache2 in debug mode. Only one worker will be started
and the server will not detach from the console.
February 1997 apache2(8)