Upon restarting, the parent process re-reads its configuration files and reopens its log files.
As each child process exits, the parent replaces it with a child process from the new generation of the configuration file, which begins serving new requests immediately.
By default, Oracle HTTP Server runs as a non-root user (the user that installed Oracle Fusion Middleware).
Therefore, on UNIX systems, if you plan on running Oracle HTTP Server on a privileged port (for example, port 80), you must enable Oracle HTTP Server to run as root, as follows: Restarting Oracle HTTP Server causes the Apache parent process to advise its child processes to exit after their current request (or to exit immediately if they are not serving any requests).
Host files are the files used by Microsoft TCP/IP for windows.
It shows the mapping of the IP address with its corresponding Host name.
It helps to access any web site or web page easily.
If your Oracle Fusion Middleware environment does not have clients that require the Options method, you can disable it by including the following lines in the Functional or performance issues may be encountered when an OHS instance is created on a shared filesystem, including NFS (Network File System).The secure version is simply HTTP over SSL (HTTPS).The differences are that HTTPS uses the URL scheme during installation.If a process stops abnormally, it is necessary to stop the httpd child processes using the kill command.The On a UNIX system the TCP/IP port numbers below 1024 are special in that only processes with root privileges are allowed to listen on those ports.