Fedora Linux: Start / Stop / Restart Apache Server

How do I start / stop / restart the Apache server under Fedora Linux using command line options?

httpd is the Apache HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server program. It is designed to be run as a standalone daemon process and can be started or stopped using service command under Fedora Linux. You must run the following commands as the root user:

Fedora Linux Stop Apache (HTTPD) Server Command

# service httpd stop
# /etc/init.d/httpd stop

Fedora Linux Start Apache (HTTPD) Server Command

# service httpd start
# /etc/init.d/httpd start

Fedora Linux Restart Apache (HTTPD) Server Command

# service httpd restart
# /etc/init.d/httpd restart
You can also use the following syntax too:

apachectl -k start|restart|graceful|stop|graceful-stop

Signals httpd to start, restart, or stop:
# apachectl -k start
# apachectl -k stop
# apachectl -k restart
# apachectl -k graceful

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