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Can't reload apache2, no listening sockets available

I’ve set up everything by the book (tutorials)

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and at the end of everything, just when I thought it’s all over, when I needed to reload apache, I get this error: <pre>

  • Reloading web server config apache2
    /usr/sbin/apache2ctl: 87: ulimit: error setting limit (Operation not permitted) httpd not running, trying to start (13)Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:80 no listening sockets available, shutting down Unable to open logs Action ‘graceful’ failed. </pre> and when I run <code>sudo netstat -ltnp | grep ‘:80’</code> i get:

<pre> tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:80 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 4266/apache2 </pre> Where did I go wrong, what should I do ?


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Make sure you are running the command restart command as root using <code>sudo</code>:

<pre>sudo service apache2 restart </pre>