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Managing Apache modules in Ubuntu 12.04

By October 5, 2013September 12th, 2022No Comments

Managing modules at the command line has never been easier than with Ubuntu. Even though we could use a single httpd.conf file to manage the Apache Server, Ubuntu include files from sub-directories. These directories include /etc/apache2/mods-enabled. The files in this directory local and configure modules for Apache but are just link to /etc/apache2/mods-available. When enables the links exists in mods-enabled to files in mods-available.

To create the required symbolic links in the mods-enabled directory Ubuntu include the command a2enmod(/usr/sbin/a2enmod) and the reciprocal command to remove the links is a2dismod(/usr/sbin/a2dismod).  In the demomnstration we first diable and then re-enable php5.

sudo a2dismod php5
sudo a2enmod php5

Don’t forget you will need to restart the Apache server for any change to take effect:

service apache2 restart

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