I was doing some reading and it seems running apache standalone is preferred to initd. The book was stating that it's not efficient to run under initd, and that it's also a security risk to run under initd.
They go on further to state that this option of initd or standalone has been removed in apache2. which would make sense since my install asked me nothing of the kind.
So if the option is removed in apache2, what are you running straight out of the box, initd or standalone?
I still start and stop my server via the /etc/init.d/apache2 , so am I running init.d and not standalone, and further more, am i at risk security wise?
is there a way to tell which you are running on?