How to modify httpd.conf file of Apache on Linux command line

Write below command at your Linux command line to open httpd.conf

nano /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

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Above linux command will open httpd.conf file. Make necessary changes into this and use below linux command

httpd -t

The output of above command will confirm the modified syntax (After your modification is proper or not) of httpd.conf file is fine or not. If everything is OK then this will say

Syntax OK

Make sure it says “Syntax OK” only then resrart your http server by using below command otherwise don’t restart untill you fix the issue. Use Below linux command to restart your apache

service httpd restart
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