Nginx started after Ubuntu 18 upgrade

I upgraded to Ubuntu 18 this morning and after that, when I go to my WP site, I see:


Welcome to nginx!
If you see this page, the nginx web server is successfully installed and working. Further configuration is required.

blah, blah, blah


We don't use nginx. We use apache.

When I tried to stop nginx it states:

Unit nginx.service could not be found

I just want nginx to go away.


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I can see how this would be frustrating. The first thing I would recommend is ensure that Apache is running on your Linode. I see that you’re Ubuntu but I’ve included commands to cover a few Distros.

Debian & Ubuntu:

sudo service apache2 status

Fedora & CentOS:

sudo service httpd status

Once that is taken care of you can run one of the following sets of commands to remove nginx from your Linode.

Debian & Ubuntu:

sudo service stop nginx
sudo apt-get purge nginx nginx-common

Fedora & CentOS:

sudo service nginx stop
sudo yum remove nginx

Lastly, you can restart Apache to ensure it is running and listening on port 80

Debian & Ubuntu

sudo service apache2 restart

Fedord & CentOS

sudo service httpd restart

If you experience any issues with Apache, I would recommend checking out our Apache Troubleshooting Guide.


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