Getting error while installing phpmyadmin to clean LEMP Stack Ubuntu 14.04

May 13, 2015 1.3k views
LEMP Nginx

I created a droplet with LEMP app with Ubuntu 14.04.

After that I wanted to install phpmyadmin .

I ran these codes by following this tutorial:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

Then I got a prompt to choose which server I would like to configure; then I push the tab button skip this step.

And then...
I got these error and stopped working.

apache2_switch_mpm Switch to prefork
 * Restarting web server apache2                                                AH00558: apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using Set the 'ServerName' directive globally to suppress this message
(98)Address already in use: AH00072: make_sock: could not bind to address [::]:80
(98)Address already in use: AH00072: make_sock: could not bind to address
no listening sockets available, shutting down
AH00015: Unable to open logs
Action 'start' failed.
The Apache error log may have more information.

I tried and tried again but nothing happened.
Could you please someone help me?

1 Answer

When you install PHPMyAdmin via apt-get it also installs Apache as a dependency. But Nginx is already running and using port 80 so Apache is unable to start. Ignore that error and make sure Apache doesn't attempt to start itself during an OS reboot:

sudo update-rc.d -f apache2 remove

Follow the rest of the instructions in that article and PHPMyAdmin should work.

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