Author: Devon Kauffman

Devon Kauffman is part of the Windows Support Leadership at Liquid Web. He is a proud owner of two beautiful cats and an animal and nature lover. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, traveling, reading, watching movies and TV series (preferably horror ones), and playing with his cats.

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Table of Contents

  1. What is Systemctl?
  2. Managing Services
  3. System State Overview
  4. What is a Unit File?
  5. Working with Unit Files
  6. Using Targets (Runlevels)
  7. Stopping or Rebooting the Server
  8. Conclusion
  9. FAQ

What is Systemctl?

Systemctl is a command-line tool that allows for the management and monitoring of the systemd system and service manager. It consists of a range of system management utilities, libraries, and daemons that have replaced the previous System V (SysV) init daemon. With its various commands, systemctl proves to be a helpful tool in managing a server's services. It provides detailed information about individual systemd services as well as those that have system-wide usage.

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NGINX is an open source web server designed to improve the stability, availability, and overall performance of your server. Here are some of the main features of NGINX:

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