Few days ago i wrote about how to start/restart Apache if it is inactive in Ubuntu. Today i am going to share a bash script for CentOS 7. It is mostly the same except few changes.
Login to your server and create apache.sh file in /opt/httpd (you can choose other dir for storing the script). Create httpd dir 1st(mkdir httpd).
This script is tested on CentOS 7 server.
#!/bin/sh RESTART="systemctl start httpd" SERVICE="httpd" LOGFILE="/opt/httpd/autostart-apache2.log" #check for the word inactive in the result of status if systemctl status httpd | grep -q inactive then echo "starting apache at $(date)" >> $LOGFILE $RESTART >> $LOGFILE else echo "apache is running at $(date)" fi
If you want to log the else statement too, add >> $LOGFILE at the end of the echo line. I personally don’t need it as it will spam the logs.
To run this script every minute via cron:
* * * * * sh /opt/httpd/apache2.sh