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Show the current status of the Apache2 webserver.
$ sudo apache2ctl status
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The command "sudo apache2ctl status" is used to check the status of the Apache HTTP server.

Here's how the command works:

  1. "sudo" stands for "superuser do" and is used to run the following command with administrative privileges. It prompts the user for their password, granting them temporary root access.

  2. "apache2ctl" is a command-line utility used to control various aspects of the Apache server. It is typically located in the /usr/sbin directory.

  3. "status" is an argument passed to the apache2ctl command, indicating that we want to retrieve the status of the Apache server.

When you execute this command, the Apache server will return its current operational status, providing information such as uptime, number of active connections, server version, and more. This can help troubleshoot and monitor the server's health and performance.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.

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