How do I restart Apache 2 web server under Apple Mac OS X UNIX operating systems?
You need to use the apachectl command which nothing but a front end to the Apache 2 (HTTP) server. It is designed to help the administrator control the functioning of the Apache httpd daemon.
Open a terminal and use the following commands.
Task: Restart Apache2 Under Mac OS X
sudo apachectl -k restart
The second command netstat -at | grep LISTEN verifies that port 80 (HTTP) is open and working fine.
Task: Stop Apache2 Under Mac OS X
sudo apachectl -k stop
Task: Start Apache2 Under Mac OS X
sudo apachectl -k start