httpd dead

Aaron Bennett aaron.bennett at
Tue Jun 15 19:44:57 UTC 2004

Nina Pham wrote:

> I stop current my web server, when I restarted it /etc/init.d/httpd 
> start. it said OK, but when I do status, it said "httpd dead but pid 
> file exists". And I can't go to my website. What does that mean? what 
> can I do to restart the service?
> Nina
check /var/log/messages and /var/log/httpd/error_log for details as to 
why it's not starting.

Also try to apachectl start from the command line as root and see if you 
get a more detailed message.

Aaron Bennett
UNIX Administrator
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

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