Apache 2 Not Working

Linode Staff

I have tried to restart the service but it did not work. What should I do?

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If Apache did not restart successfully, you'll likely be able to gain more insight by reviewing your Apache error logs. By default, these logs are typically located in the following directories:



You can run the following command to view the most recent entries as the log grows (replace the path in this example with the location of your error log file):

sudo tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log

This resource on Apache's website can help you review entries from your log files, and it also describes how to configure Apache's various logging capabilities.

Linode also maintains a fantastic guide on troubleshooting issues with Apache:


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