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)
Example2: IP based auth (not so good if your Ip changes)
Deny from all
Allow from .example.com
Then restart apache:
/etc/init.d/httpd restart (for linux servers)
Then you can simply call up http://ip/server-status/ and that will either pop up the usual password/etc prompt for apache or it'll allow/deny based on your ip, depending on the method you chose.
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