Apache and Nginx do not start on boot

Created:

2016-11-16 12:58:10 UTC

Modified:

2017-04-24 12:01:46 UTC

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Apache and Nginx do not start on boot

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux

Symptoms

  1. Apache and Nginx do not start on boot.
  2. Version of Apache installed is 2.2
  3. The following directory is missing after server reboot: /var/run/apache2 . Even when created manually, it is still removed after the server reboot.
  4. mod_ssl is enabled on a server

Cause

Bug in Apache 2.2 described here:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apache2/+bug/603211

Workaround

There are 2 workarounds available:

  1. Disable mod_ssl and restart apache:

    # a2dismod ssl
    # service apache2 restart
  2. Add the following entry to /etc/init.d/apache2 file:

    [ -d /var/run/apache2 ] || mkdir /var/run/apache2
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