Is there any other place the apachectl file could be placed?
On a CPanel server, that'd be
Or, you can simply do a
service httpd status
which should tell you what you need.
Now, for more detailed info, take a look at /server-status/ .
You'll need to enable this manually in httpd.conf (/usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf for cpanel or /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf for most others). Look for a line like:
# SetHandler server-status
# Order deny,allow
# Deny from all
# Allow from .example.com
and change that to something like:
Example 1: With htaccess authentication (better)