Start and Stop Service in CentOS 5

Use the service command to start and stop services in CentOS 5 Linux distributions. Go for the command chkconfig to edit runlevel entries. Chkconfig will also give a list of available system services. 

start the service
service [name] start

stop the service
service [name] stop

display the service status 
service [name] status

display all the available services 
host# chkconfig --list
crond 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
dc_client 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
dc_server 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off

automatically run the service on the next startup
chkconfig --level 345 [name] onremove the service from the startup list
chkconfig --level 345 [name] off
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