How to resolve this error in Linux Centos?

Posted July 10, 2017 82.7k views

I have a Error in my Linus Server. When i will logon my domain on browser it can show an error ERROR: Gateway Timeout I will use PuTTy on Computer Windows, when i login my root User and Enter My Password after given of this command, systemctl status httpd.service a error show. Error=>

● httpd.service - The Apache HTTP Server

Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/httpd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)

Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2017-07-10 00:04:01 PKT; 9h ago Docs: man:httpd(8)


Process: 40522 ExecStop=/bin/kill -WINCH ${MAINPID} (code=exited,


Process: 40521 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/httpd $OPTIONS -DFOREGROUND (code=exited,


Main PID: 40521 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Jul 10 00:04:01 systemd[1]: Starting The Apache HTTP Server…

Jul 10 00:04:01 httpd[40521]: (2)No such file or directory: A…1

Jul 10 00:04:01 httpd[40521]: AH00014: Configuration check failed

Jul 10 00:04:01 systemd[1]: httpd.service: main process exite…E

Jul 10 00:04:01 kill[40522]: kill: cannot find process “”

Jul 10 00:04:01 systemd[1]: httpd.service: control process ex…1

Jul 10 00:04:01 systemd[1]: Failed to start The Apache HTTP S....

Jul 10 00:04:01 systemd[1]: Unit httpd.service entered failed....

Jul 10 00:04:01 systemd[1]: httpd.service failed.

Jul 10 03:19:01 systemd[1]: Unit httpd.service cannot be relo....

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Note: in above question is my primary domain name. I will not show my primary domain due to security reason. Thank you

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Hi @salmanafzal

It looks like there’s a configuration error somewhere in your Apache configs. Run this:

sudo apachectl configtest

Please post the last 30 lines from the Apache error log. Run this:

sudo tail -30 /var/log/apache2/error.log

Hi @hansen
When i enter these command in PuTTy , an error show.
=>sudo apachectl configtest
AH00548: NameVirtualHost has no effect and will be removed in the next release /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:355
(2)No such file or directory: AH02291: Cannot access directory ’/var/www/’ for error log of vhost defined at /etc/httpd/conf.d/
AH00014: Configuration check failed
=> sudo tail -30 /var/log/apache2/error.log
tail: cannot open ‘/var/log/apache2/error.log’ for reading: No such file or directory

Kindly solve my issue please. What is error in my Linux Server?

  • @salmanafzal

    The ErrorLog parameter defined in /etc/httpd/conf.d/ is incorrect. Either remove it or change it to something correct, and then restart Apache.

    This is the community forum, meaning user-to-user support.
    And there’s nothing wrong with your Linux Server, you just have a bad configuration in Apache.