Every distro has different ways of handling start up scripts. I maintain a pretty busy server and occasionally it needs to be restarted. There are a couple of Java services that need to run as well as a chat server that needs to be started.
CentOS (and all other distros built around the Red Hat model) use a really simple method. There is a script /etc/rc.local, that you can place all of your startup items in.
Here is a simple example
#!/bin/sh # # All the other init scripts will run first. rc.local runs after them sh /var/www/virtual/webapps/RealChatNew/realchat start
That’s really is all there is to it. There’s your handy little tip for the day!