Ubuntu – Apache not able to restart


Trying to restart apache from terminal using following command:

 sudo service apache2 restart

when executing that command getting below error:

Job for apache2.service failed. See "systemctl status apache2.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

On excuting "systemctl status apache2.service" got below output

apache2.service - (null)
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/apache2)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sat 2015-05-30 02:22:41 IST; 12s ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
  Process: 4866 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/apache2 start (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

apache error.log

AH00489: Apache/2.4.12 (Unix) configured -- resuming normal operations
AH00094: Command line: '/usr/local/apache2/bin/httpd'

Best Answer

There is some syntax error in the file apache2.conf.

In a terminal, type:

cd /etc/apache2


apache2ctl configtest

It will show you where is the error in the apache2.conf file to correct.

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