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Site can't be changes reached

My site accidentally down and shows error in apache/error_log file like this "AH00169: caught SIGTERM, shutting down".

And I’m trying restart apache show error. And checking the apache status shows like this:

Aug 17 06:43:41 DIB-Web-Dev-Server systemd[1]: Starting The Apache HTTP Server...
Aug 17 06:43:41 DIB-Web-Dev-Server apachectl[29649]: apache2: Syntax error on line 226 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Could not open configuration file
Aug 17 06:43:41 DIB-Web-Dev-Server apachectl[29649]: Action 'start' failed.
Aug 17 06:43:41 DIB-Web-Dev-Server apachectl[29649]: The Apache error log may have more information.
Aug 17 06:43:41 DIB-Web-Dev-Server systemd[1]: apache2.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1
Aug 17 06:43:41 DIB-Web-Dev-Server systemd[1]: apache2.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Aug 17 06:43:41 DIB-Web-Dev-Server systemd[1]: Failed to start The Apache HTTP Server.

I can’t find the issue. Please help me. Earlier it was working for me.


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Hi there @alanj,

As far as I can see from the output that you’ve shared, it looks like that the problem is on line 226 in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf.

I would recommend checking the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file on line 226 for more information.

Feel free to share the line here as well so I could try to further advise you!

Regards, Bobby

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Hello there,

As Bobby already mentioned the issue is a Syntax Error in the Apache config file. You need to edit the file and check this particular line and fix the problem. It might be a missing symbol/character or an extra one added.

I’ll also recommend check our series of tutorials under the How To Set Up Apache Virtual Hosts

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorial_collections/how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts

Hope that this helps!