phranque - 8:42 am on Sep 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
if you don't restart your server then any changes you make to httpd.conf will have no effect.
also, if you change any directives affecting redirect responses, then you will have to clear browser cache before testing these.
to restart the apache server, typically you would use apachectl:
where is your httpd.conf file located?