Apache as a Windows Service?

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Mon Feb 14 15:04:00 GMT 2005

On Fri, 11 Feb 2005, Ronald S Woan wrote:

> have read /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/apache-1.3.29-1.README which indicates all
> you need is the -a "-F" flag. I did have to run rebaseall which cause httpd
> to fail which was fixed using setup to do a reinstall of apache. Problem now
> is I quit my shell that started the httpd daemon and disconnected, httpd
> dies, so it seems like the windows service is the best option to keep it
> running even when I am logged off.
> ronw@brisket /usr/share/doc/Cygwin
> $ cygrunsrv -I apache -p /usr/sbin/httpd.exe -a "-F"
> ronw@brisket /usr/share/doc/Cygwin
> $ cygrunsrv -S apache
> cygrunsrv: Error starting a service: QueryServiceStatus:  Win32 error 1062:
> The service has not been started.

Check that your /etc/passwd and /etc/group are up-to-date.  Also, check
both /var/log/httpd.log and the Windows Event Log.

> ronw@brisket /usr/share/doc/Cygwin
> $ /usr/sbin/httpd.exe -F

Yes, this would cause the daemon to be tied to the opening shell.  If you
can't figure out why the service approach doesn't work for you, you might
try "setsid /usr/sbin/httpd.exe -F".
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