Apache stopped running and won't start

/etc/init.d/apache2 start

but won’t start

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I would recommend a few things in this case:

  • Check if there are any errors in your config files by running a config test:
apachectl -t

If you have any config errors the above command would point you to the correct direction for further troubleshooting

  • Check the status of your Apache:
systemctl status apache2

This could also give you some very useful information

  • Check your Apache error log:
tail -100 /var/log/apache2/error.log

The above steps should provide you with all of the necessary information to get the problem fixed.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby