CS50 - Apache Not Running - Won't Start

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#1

This is the second time I’ve run into this issue. And I don’t know how to fix it myself.

Command line prompt:
~/workspace/pset8/ $ apache50 start public/

Error Message:

Setting Apache’s document root to /home/ubuntu/workspace/pset8/public …

  • Starting web server apache2
  • The apache2 instance did not start within 20 seconds. Please read the log files to discover problems
    Apache failed to start!

When I had this issue yesterday, there was a PID file for Apache that hadn’t been removed when it stopped running. I’m assuming that this is what’s happened now as well. Unfortunately, I don’t know where to locate it in order to remove it.

Also, why isn’t it being removed automatically?

Thanks!


#2

could you tell the url of workspace where you saw this error?


#3

Is this what you’re looking for?

https://ide.cs50.io/eniebauer/ide50


#4

this seems to be same as the issue described in http://cs50.stackexchange.com/questions/16426/the-apache2-instance-did-not-start-within-20-seconds-how-do-i-access-the-log, could you check if echo > ~/lib/apache2/log/error.log fixed the issue for you too?


#5

It did! And apologies for a duplicate post.

Many thanks!