httpd(8)httpd(8)NAMEhttpd - Apache hypertext transfer protocol server
SYNOPSIShttpd [ -X ] [ -R libexecdir ] [ -d serverroot ] [ -f config ] [ -C
directive ] [ -c directive ] [ -D parameter ]
httpd [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -L ] [ -v ] [ -V ] [ -S ] [ -t ] [ -T ]
DESCRIPTIONhttpd is the Apache HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server program.
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) process. The PID of
this process is written to a file as given in the configuration file.
Alternatively httpd may be invoked by the Internet daemon inetd(8) each
time a connection to the HTTP service is made.
This manual page only lists the command line arguments. For details of
the directives necessary to configure httpd 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 httpd.
This option is only available if Apache was built with the
SHARED_CORE rule enabled which forces the Apache core code
to be placed into a dynamic shared object (DSO) file. This
file is searched in a hardcoded path under ServerRoot per
default. Use this option if you want to override it.
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 conf/httpd.conf.
Process the configuration directive before reading config
Process the configuration directive after reading config
Sets a configuration parameter which can be used with
<IfDefine>...</IfDefine> 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
-T Same as option -t but does not check the configured docu‐
-X Run in single-process mode, for internal debugging purposes
only; the daemon does not detach from the terminal or fork
any children. Do NOT use this mode to provide ordinary web
-v Print the version of httpd , and then exit.
-V Print the version and build parameters of httpd , and then
February 1997 httpd(8)