I've set up apache, mysql and php on my AWS EC2 instance, but how could it be done that these services are starting when the EC2 is starting? I've found the chkconfig -a mysql command but this just gives an error like option -a not found.

  • What is your distro?
    – Khaled
    Jun 9, 2012 at 12:47
  • @Khaled Amazon Linux AMI 2012.03 Jun 9, 2012 at 13:07

1 Answer 1


I read the chkconfig man page for you and it says

chkconfig [--level <levels>] [--type <type>]<name> <on|off|reset|resetpriorities>


chkconfig --level 3 mysqld on

would start the mysql daemon at runlevel 3. Similarly

chkconfig --level 3 httpd on

would start Apache in runlevel 3.


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