10.5. Configuration Directives in httpd.conf
httpd.conffile is well-commented and mostly self-explanatory. The default configuration works for most situations; however, it is a good idea to become familiar some of the more important configuration options.
10.5.1. General Configuration Tips
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.confand then either reload, restart, or stop and start the
httpdprocess as outlined in Section 10.4, “Starting and Stopping
httpd.conf, make a copy the original file. Creating a backup makes it easier to recover from mistakes made while editing the configuration file.
httpd.confto verify there are no typos.
/var/log/httpd/error_log. The error log may not be easy to interpret, depending on your level of expertise. However, the last entries in the error log should provide useful information.
httpd.conf. These descriptions are not exhaustive. For more information, refer to the Apache documentation online at http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/.
mod_ssldirectives, refer to the documentation online at http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/mod_ssl.html.