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

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