Root Reset Password

  • Posted September 16, 2013


Tonight i resetted root password.

Site is working fine until that process. After that site stopped working.

Strange thing is that apache service does not exist anymore.

Site’s folders and databases exist.

Should i reinstall Apache and create virtual host for site?

I am not the one who first installed server so i do not want to change any predefined settings.

Any suggestion please?


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Take a snapshot of your existing droplet so that you can restore from it in case you break anything. <br> <br>Once you’ve done that, log in to your droplet and install apache: <br> <br><pre>sudo apt-get install apache2</pre> <br> <br>Your settings should be preserved as long as you didn’t delete any files from /etc/apache2.

Hello, <br> <br>Thanks for reply but i couldnt understand what to do? <br> <br>I will create new snapshot and use it to create new droplet right? <br> <br>Then the missing services will be installed? <br> <br>I guess just one service, Apache, is missing. If i reinstall it, can it be fixed?

Take a snapshot of your droplet b/f you do anything else! <br> <br>On a side note, don’t use passwords if you don’t have to. Key-based authentication is <b>much</b> more secure. <i>See</i> <a href=“”>How To Create SSH Keys with PuTTY to Connect to a VPS</a>.