Apache Interview Questions & Answers part 1


Q: – How to check the version of Apache server ?

rpm -qa |grep httpd

Q: – What is meaning of "Listen" in httpd.conf file ?

Port number on which to listen for nonsecure (http) transfers.

Q: – What is DocumentRoot ?

it is a location of files which are accessible by clients. By default, the Apache HTTP server in RedHat Enterprise Linux is configured to serve files from the /var/www/html/ directory.

Q: – On which port Apache server works ?

http – port 80
https – port 443

Q: – Tell me name of main configuration file of Apache server ?


Q: – On which version of apache you have worked ?


Q: – What do you mean by a valid ServerName directive?

The DNS system is used to associate IP addresses with domain names. The value of ServerName is returned when the server generates a URL. If you are using a certain domain name, you must make sure that it is included in your DNS system and will be available to clients visiting your site.

Q: – What is the main difference between <Location> and <Directory> sections?

Directory sections refer to file system objects; Location sections refer to elements in the address bar of the Web page

Q: – What is the difference between a restart and a graceful restart of a web server?

During a normal restart, the server is stopped and then started, causing some requests to be lost. A graceful restart allows Apache children to continue to serve their current requests until they can be replaced with children running the new configuration.

Submitted By:-Raj Rathi            Email-ID: – rajrathi568@gmail.com