Getting Apache to restart

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Oct 25 18:06:02 PDT 2014

On Oct 25, 2014, at 3:30 PM, Dave Horsfall wrote:

> What is the secret to getting Apache to restart, again?  Every single web 
> reference I've seen says to use "apachectl restart" (which is how I do it 
> on FreeBSD), but on Yosemite it remains firmly un-restarted.

On OS X, apache and other daemons are started and kept running by launchd. You can simply kill the process in question, in this case the master httpd process; launchd will then relaunch it.

As of MacPorts 2.4, you can instead use "sudo port reload apache2".

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