You can't touch apache unless you're root, which, unless you admin the server, you're probably not.
Hmm... but you must
be logged in as root, otherwise you shouldn't be able to edit httpd.conf
type the command su -
: if it asks you for a password, you're not running as root.
Do you know what operating system you're running? Are there any special considerations, like is your server a RaQ or other pre-setup server? Who provides the server lease?
[ 10-09-2001: Message edited by: Borg ]