Setup apache error

  • Posted April 18, 2014

I have just followed the instructions in this link:

But my apache won’t start, any idea why? Thank you.


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Hello there,

Everyone can check our series of tutorials under the How To Set Up Apache Virtual Hosts

Hope that this helps!

Hello there,

I will recommend you to check the Apache config file (also PHP-FPM if you use it) for any syntax errors or other misconfiguration that can lead to those errors.

However, those messages are from search-engine bots which are crawling the website.

I also want to include great tutorials on Common Apache Errors and How To Troubleshoot Common Apache Errors that you can find really useful if you run into an Apache error and you need some help.

Also, this question was previously posted and answered by Bobby which you can check here:

Feel free to then share the output of the commands listed in that tutorial.

Hope that this helps!

It is correct, i am not really sure why the text is removed. The apache has started successfully. <br> <br>< VirtualHost *:80 > <br> ServerAdmin <br> DocumentRoot /var/www/ <br> ServerName <br> ServerAlias <br> ErrorLog /var/www/ <br> CustomLog /var/www/ common <br>< /VirtualHost > <br>

It looks like digital ocean is escaping what it thinks is html (please excuse the added spaces) <br> <br>Surround your directives with <br> <br>< VirtualHost *:80 > <br> <br>< / VirtualHost *:80 >

Make sure to surround your virtual host directives with <br> <br><VirtualHost *:80> <br>… <br></VirtualHost *:80> <br> <br> <br>“The error is just with the url. Not big of a deal. Just missed it. Thank you for your help.” <br> <br>Do you have it working?

Here is the vhosts section of the file: <br> <br>NameVirtualHost *:80 <br># <br># NOTE: NameVirtualHost cannot be used without a port specifier <br># (e.g. :80) if mod_ssl is being used, due to the nature of the <br># SSL protocol. <br># <br> <br># <br># VirtualHost example: <br># Almost any Apache directive may go into a VirtualHost container. <br># The first VirtualHost section is used for requests without a known <br># server name. <br># <br><VirtualHost *:80> <br> ServerAdmin <br> DocumentRoot /var/www/ <br> ServerName <br> ServerAlias <br> ErrorLog /var/www/ <br> CustomLog /var/www/ common <br></VirtualHost> <br> <br> <br>The error is just with the url. Not big of a deal. Just missed it. Thank you for your help.

What was the error thrown when apache didn’t start? That may be a hint of something in your httpd.conf not properly set. How did you fix it to get apache to start?

Will you paste the contents of the vhosts section of your apache httpd.conf file. <br> <br>

@colin I have placed in /var/www/ just like as instructed in this link: <br> <br> <br> <br>

Where do you have your index.html file placed?