You can restart an Apache server on Linux, stop it, or start it up using simple one-line commands as shown below.
Restart Apache On Linux
You can restart your Apache web server on Linux using the ‘systemctl’ as shown below. This will reload the configuration files:
sudo systemctl reload apache2
You can force restart Apache on Linux using the restart command as shown below:
sudo systemctl restart apache2
Stop An Apache Web Server On Linux
You can stop an Apache web server from running on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions using the stop command as demonstrated below:
sudo systemctl stop apache
How To Start An Apache Web Server On Linux
You can start an Apache web server on Linux if it isn’t already running by using the start command as demonstrated below:
sudo systemctl start apache2
How To Check If Apache Is Running On Linux
In order to check if Apache is running, you can run the status command as shown below and you should see :
sudo systemctl status apache2
The output should either say ‘Active: active (running)’ or ‘Active: inactive (dead)’.