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How to reboot droplet through the command line / restart apache server

Posted September 22, 2014 222.1k views

I tried increasing php.ini upload file size. No effect after entering the commands (I found them here: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/increase-max-file-upload-size-in-wordpress-using-ubuntu-12-04-lemp-stack). Do I have to restart the server? Please help.

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  • To increase the max file upload you can set the size from wordpress settings. As for the reboot , by entering “reboot” in cmd .. should do the trick.

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To reboot a server from the command line, run:

sudo shutdown -r now

To restart Apache, run:

sudo service apache2 restart

Hello, all

In order to reboot the droplet using the command line you can use these two options:

sudo reboot

and

sudo shutdown -r now

They basically do the exact same thing so using any of them will complete the task.

Generally speaking the shutdown command is more preferable because you have the option to specify the reason for the system reboot, e.g a maintenance. Additional feature is that you can schedule when the system needs to be powered down.

sudo shutdown -r now 'System maintenance'

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Alex

i restarted server using this above cmd and ,my game - vcmp server isnt working now, seems like it has been stopepd working, any help would be appreciated.

Wouldn’t “reboot” simply been the better answer?

  • they both seem to work.. but I wonder at a technical level what the difference would be. If one is a ‘safer’ way to restart?

    • Hello,

      They basically do the exact same thing so using any of them will complete the task.

      Generally speaking the shutdown command is more preferable because you have the option to specify the reason for the system reboot, e.g a maintenance. Additional feature is that you can schedule when the system needs to be powered down.

      Hope that this helps!
      Regards,
      Alex

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