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Apache Interview Questions

Apache Interview Questions

Interviews for IT jobs including Apache jobs often include challenges far beyond the usual questions regarding career aspirations.

IT job interviews often consist of brainteasers, riddles and practical questions designed to measure your logic, reasoning, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. The objective for the interviewer is not only to assess your technical knowledge, but also your communication skills and suitability (culturally) for the company.

Here are some example Apache job interview questions to help you to prepare yourself (answers can be found at the bottom of the page):

Apache interview questions

  1. On a fresh install, why does Apache have three config files - srm.conf, access.conf and httpd.conf?
  2. What does apachectl graceful do?
  3. When I do ps -aux, why do I have one copy of httpd running as root and the rest as nouser?
  4. Why do I get the message "… no listening sockets available, shutting down"?
  5. What is ServerType directive?
  6. What does htpasswd do?
  7. What’s the command to stop Apache?
  8. How do you check for the httpd.conf consistency and any errors in it?
  9. If you specify both deny from all and allow from all, what will be the default action of Apache?

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It is important at Apache job interviews to be specific when answering questions. Concise qualitative answers demonstrate confidence and knowledge.

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Good Luck!