This command is used to stop the Apache web server on a Linux system.
sudo: It is a command that allows the user to run programs with the security privileges of another user, usually the superuser (root). It is used here to ensure that the command is executed with administrative privileges.
apache2ctl: It is a command-line utility for controlling the Apache HTTP server. It provides various options to manage the server configuration, start/stop the server, restart the server, etc.
stop: It is an argument passed to the
apache2ctlcommand, instructing it to stop the Apache web server. This command will terminate all running Apache processes and stop the server from responding to incoming requests.
sudo apache2ctl stop command is used to gracefully stop the Apache web server, allowing any ongoing connections to complete their transactions before shutting down.