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How to troubleshoot failing health checks with the App Platform & Dockerfile setup

I’m trying to understand why my healthchecks are failing, and frankly it could be any number of issues, but I can’t even understand how I can properly troubleshoot this.

I’m using the App Platform service, and have configured a very basic Dockerfile to spin up a wordpress site.

The build seems to succeed without issue, but the health check fails without giving an error or even sharing what the response was.

Any tips on what might be happening would be great, or tips on how to get further with troubleshooting with this service.

FROM wordpress

COPY wp-content/plugins/ /var/www/html/wp-content/plugins/
COPY wp-content/themes/ /var/www/html/wp-content/themes/

RUN echo "ServerName localhost" >> /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

EXPOSE 8080

Side note: Running the docker run command locally seems to work fine, and exposes port 8080 as I would expect. docker run --name some-wordpress -p 8080:80 -d wordpress


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Bobby Iliev
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April 1, 2023

Hi there,

In your apache2.conf is the listen port set to 80 or 8080?

The Docker run command that you’ve shared indicates that the Apache listen port is 80, if this is indeed the case, you will have to change the EXPOSE port from 8080 to 80 and it should work as normal.

Let me know how it goes!

Best,

Bobby

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