Can't restart apache2 - uploaded php.ini for Wordpress upload limit

I wanted to increase my Wordpress upload_max limit, changed the php.ini, but could not restart php.ini service or apache 2 service with any command including sudo nacho stuff, literally tried any forum about that, but could not fix

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August 7, 2022

Hello there,

To stop Apache, run:

  1. sudo systemctl stop apache2

To start Apache when it is stopped, run:

  1. sudo systemctl start apache2

To stop and then start the service again, run:

  1. sudo systemctl restart apache2

Apache can often reload without dropping connections if you are making configuration changes. To do this, use the following command:

  1. sudo systemctl reload apache2

When you’re making changes to the Apache configuration or doing restarts, it’s considered good practice to perform a config test to ensure the config files do not have misconfiguration that can trigger an error and cause downtime for your sites or applications.

Next, test for configuration errors:

sudo apache2ctl configtest You should receive the following output:

. . .
Syntax OK

Restart Apache to implement your changes:

  1. sudo systemctl restart apache2


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August 7, 2022

Hi @tamararesearch,

Changing the PHP settings in php.ini will need you to restart apache2 or nginx for the changes to take effect. Here is how you can do it:

  1. service apache2 restart
  2. service nginx restart

another way would be to use systemctl:

  1. systemctl restart apache2

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