This post explains how to use WinSCP (or SSH/PuTTY) to start your Apache server using the apachectl start command.
This post is basically a tutorial for my n342 Server Side Programming course at IUPUI.
You will need to download and install WinSCP in order to follow this tutorial exactly. Also, the first time through you will need to set up and save a new server profile, but each subsequent time you can just select the profile you saved the first time and click "login".
View the Screencast (If it didn't show up above).
And, here's the simple text version:
1. Log into corsair (or whatever server you have apache install on) using WinSCP/SSH/PuTTY
2. Open the console/prompt/shell
3. Enter "apachectl start" (without quotes) and hit "Enter" to start the server
4. Enter "apachectl stop" (without quotes) and hit "Enter" to stop the server (Obviously if your goal was to start the server, you will want to skip this step...)