How to test the Apache configuration file?

How to test the Apache configuration file httpd.conf

After making changes to the Apache configuration file, it is a good practice to test the configuration before implementing it.

To test the Apache configuration file for errors:

apachectl configtest

If the configuration file is fine, this command will return Syntax Ok. Otherwise, it will return detailed information about the error discovered.

If apachectl is not in your PATH and you don’t know where it is, refer to the recipe Find a file by name to find the location of apachectl, then run it with the fully qualified path, for example:

/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl configtest

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