Apache just stops

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by namit, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. namit

    namit New Member

    Every so often say 1 time a week apache crashes on me i can not seam to restart it or get any responce of viewing websites.

    When i try to restart it i get is

    Reloading web server config...httpd not running, trying to start
    (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address [::]:80
    no listening sockets available, shutting down
    Unable to open logs

    This just means i have to reboot the server and it works again but bit of pain when i have no access to computer and it goes down.

    Can anyone help me?
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I have the same problem on a debian wood. It seems that the apache main process dies, but some child processes and the SSL apache process where still alive.

    I've written a small php script that checks the apache logfile for the error, kills all remaining httpd processes and restarts apache. Its not a nice solution, but it works for me until i find the resaon why apache fails.

    exec('grep "returned a Fatal error..." /var/log/apache/error.log > /tmp/apache_error_test.log');
    if(filesize("/tmp/apache_error_test.log") > 0) {
            // killing apache processes
            exec("killall apache");
            // make a backup of the error logfile
            exec("cp /var/log/apache/error.log /var/log/apache/fatal_error.log");
            // empty the error log
            exec("cat /dev/null > /var/log/apache/error.log");
            // starting apache websrver
            exec("/etc/init.d/apache start");
    I run this script as cronjob.

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