How to Apply Apache Configuration Changes Gracefully

From time to time, you may need to make changes to your Apache HTTP Server configuration file, especially if you are optimizing your web server for performance. Once you have completed changes, they will not come into effect until you restart your web server. This, however, would mean downtime, however briefly, for […]

Apache “Graceful Restart” Message in Log Files

If you happen to scan the web server log files of your dedicated server, as I have often recommend, you might come across a message saying something like, “[notice] Graceful restart requested, doing restart”. The first important thing to know about this message is the word “notice”. This means that it is not […]