How to Disable a Services in Linux
In Red Hat based distributions such as Fedora and CentOS, make use of a script called ‘chkconfig‘ to enable and disable the running services in Linux.
For example, lets disable the Apache web server at the system startup.
[avishek@tecmint]# chkconfig httpd off
[avishek@tecmint]# chkconfig httpd –del
In Debian based distributions such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other Debian based distributions use a script called update-rc.d.
For example, to disable the Apache service at the system startup execute the following command. Here ‘-f’ option stands for force is mandatory.
[avishek@tecmint]# update-rc.d -f a