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HTTPD(8) System Manager's Manual HTTPD(8)

httpdHTTP daemon

httpd [-dnv] [-D macro=value] [-f file]

The httpd daemon is an HTTP server with FastCGI and TLS support.

The FastCGI implementation has optional socket support. httpd can log to syslog(3) or per-server files with several standard formats.

httpd rereads its configuration file when it receives SIGHUP and reopens log files when it receives SIGUSR1.

The options are as follows:

Set a macro to a value. Macros can be referenced in the configuration files.
Debug mode. Create one server and don't detach or become a daemon. This allows for easy monitoring of httpd.
Specifies the configuration file. The default is /etc/httpd.conf.
Check that the configuration is valid, but don't start any servers.
Verbose mode. Multiple -v options increases the verbosity.

Default configuration file.
Default SSL/TLS server key.
Default SSL/TLS server certificate.
UNIX-domain socket used for communication with httpd.
Default access log file.
Default error log file.

httpd.conf(5), slowcgi(8)

The httpd program first appeared in OpenBSD 5.6. httpd is based on relayd(8).

The httpd program was written by Reyk Floeter <>.

March 26, 2015 OpenBSD-5.9