I'm running a localhost CouchDB instance using CouchDBX on my Mac, proxied behind Apache 2 using the
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName playlick # points to localhost in /etc/hosts DocumentRoot "/Users/james/Sites/playlick" ProxyPass /data http://localhost:5984 ProxyPassReverse /data http://localhost:5984 </VirtualHost>
If I try to hit my Couch instance at
http://playlick/data while it's not running I get a 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable error, as would be expected.
I then start up the Couch server and hit the same URL, but I still get the error until I restart the Apache proxy.
If on the other hand, I start up the Couch instance before hitting that URL, everything works fine without having to touch Apache.
So it seems as though the 503 error is cached until the Apache process is restarted. How do I stop this from happening?
OR, if that's not possible, how do I force Apache to restart when I start up the Couch instance in the CouchDBX GUI app?