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How to setup a cronjob for apache restart

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by wattie, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. wattie

    wattie Guest

    Recently my apache is overloading the server and I don't know why. It has to be restarted on regular basis (every day) to keep the server stable...

    What exactly I need to write as a cron job to have this done? I am on freeBSD 6. I tried "5 9 * * * /usr/local/psa/apache/bin/apachectl restart ", but it doesn't seem to work
  2. CruzMark

    CruzMark Basic Pleskian

    Mar 6, 2006
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    Well, you should figure out why it's overloading, rather than fixing it with a bandaid (restart), but try this:

    5 9 * * * root /usr/local/psa/apache/bin/apachectl restart

  3. wattie

    wattie Guest

    Actually more new information is comming - this is not related to crontab itself anymore.

    1. When I use "Restart" on "Web Server (Apache)" using the Service Management in Plesk - the usage falls
    2. When I execute "/usr/local/psa/apache/bin/apachectl restart" via SSH the usage do not falls that much

    Question: What "restart web server (apache)" in Plesk actually do?

    P.S. Of course locating the root of the problem is the correct solution. I am just raising different type of question here

    Got it - it's not just apachectl restart, but instead we should use httpd restart in rc.d