Rebooting your Apache DreamHost HTML server forces the system to start fresh in the event of a technical problem. Internet users browsing or downloading from your site are disconnected when you initiate a reboot, making the operation undesirable during periods of heavy web traffic. Initiating your DreamHost server's reboot function involves creating a PS root user, logging in, and running the restart command.
Log in to the DreamHost panel, entering your username and password.
Run the following command: "sudo /etc/init.d/httpd2 restart apache2-<PsServerName>" (without quotes), replacing "PsServerName" with the name of your server.
Wait while the server reboots itself. Users are able to connect to the server after a few minutes.