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EasyApache - how long will it take?

Discussion in 'EasyApache' started by mattmcc, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. mattmcc

    mattmcc Registered

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    I'm a newbie with WHM.

    I want to add the PHP extensions to our configuration:
    - mcrypt
    - openssl
    - exif

    But I am doing this on a live server. If I rebuild Apache and PHP, how long can I expect the server to be down?
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    In my experience, 1-2 seconds. If the server is overloaded, maybe as long as 5 seconds.

    This is due to the fact EasyApache does a dry run of everything first to make sure it will work. This means Apache and PHP remain operational during EasyApache's compile process. Only when your configuration compiles and runs successfully does EasyApache replace your existing Apache and PHP installations and restart Apache.
     
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    Phew, that's good to know. I read in the documentation that the process would take 15-30 minutes so I was worried about that. Thanks.
     
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    The compile process does take approximately 30 minutes, but the existing Apache/PHP remains operational during that time :).
     
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    Hi,

    Yes, during the update on Apache configuration it will not affect to the existing settings and you can not face any down time to your site. Apache compilation may take 15-25 minutes.
     
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