How to Make httpd.conf Take Effect Without Restart

Since restarting httpd service may cause connections disrupted for seconds, you may use reload action instead of restart to make your httpd server apply new configuration in httpd.conf without interrupt online connections.

In EL6, you can use this command:
[root@test ~]# service httpd reload
In EL7, you can use this command:
[root@test ~]# systemctl reload httpd

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