How do I restart Apache?

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I am running Ubuntu and am having issues with Apache. How can I restart the service?

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This will depend on which version of Ubuntu you are using.

For Ubuntu 15.04 or newer, you can run use following commands to start, stop, or restart your Apache service:

systemctl start apache2.service
systemctl stop apache2.service
systemctl restart apache2.service

To check the current status of Apache, you can run:

systemctl status apache2.service

For older versions of Ubuntu, you can use the these commands for the same results:

sudo service apache2 start
sudo service apache2 stop
sudo service apache2 restart

You can check the status of Apache on older Ubuntu distributions using:

sudo service apache2 status


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