Normally, I restart
httpd on my development "CentOS 6.5 (Final)" box using
service httpd restart, or
service httpd stop followed by
service httpd start if I'm feeling paranoid.
However, after weeks of searching, tweaking, updating, and recompiling a "broken" PHP module (SpiderMonkey) to no avail, I have on a whim started apache using
httpd -k start command -- and the module suddenly appears!
What's the difference? Can I correct the
service httpd start|stop|restart behavior?
NOTE: In my initial attempt to correct the problem, I installed
php55w from the webstatic repo. I'm assuming, had I had the whim prior to doing that, the solution (to restart using
httpd -k) would have solved the problem, since that's how apache is normally restarted in production (where the module works).