Stop/Start Apache?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I'm looking for a quick way to stop or start Apache, without going into Preferences.

Is it possible via AppleScript or something?

Thanks in advance,



  • Reply 1 of 3
    willoughbywilloughby Posts: 1,457member
    You can stop, start and restart apache from the command line with these commands:

    apachectl -k start

    apachectl -k stop

    apachectl -k graceful

    The last one is the best way to quickly stop and restart apache. I'm sure you could write an applescript to send those to the command line.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    Thanks. I tried sending those to the terminal with QuicKeys, but it doesn't it because I've installed Apache 2?
  • Reply 3 of 3
    1337_5l4xx0r1337_5l4xx0r Posts: 1,558member
    Honestly, what is hard or time consuming about opening System Preferences? That is probably the easiest way to start/stop Apache that I've yet seen.

    Write a bash script (type text into a plain text document with Textedit and then 'chmod +x' it to make it executable) and simply execute that whenever you want Apache to start stop.
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