ssl installation error

February 3, 2018 876 views
Apache Ubuntu 16.04

i follow this tutorial for installing ssl to my server
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-an-ssl-certificate-from-a-commercial-certificate-authority
but this is the error am getting when i try to restart the apache pls help
root@changeitdb:~# sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
[....] Starting apache2 (via systemctl): apache2.serviceJob for apache2.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See “systemctl status apache2.service” and “journalctl -xe” for details.

1 Answer

Hello,

In this case, I would recommend the following:

  • Run an Apache config test:
apachectl -t
  • Check your error logs as well:
tail -100 /var/log/apache2/error.log
  • You could also run the following for more details:
journalctl -xe

This would give you enough information for further troubleshooting.

Regards,
Bobby

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