Problem with Apache

Nick Webb nick at
Sat Feb 23 02:52:53 UTC 2008

Miguel Alberto López Camacho wrote:
> Hello
> I am a user of Ubuntu little experienced and I have a problem that I can 
> not solve. The problem is this: I installed the apache server from the 
> Synaptic package manager and with the command "aptitude" from console; 
> all goes well until the moment you try to access through the Web browser 
> when writing "localhost" on address bar takes a long time to send a 
> message to initialize and run out of time for the server localhost I 
> uninstalled and installed but does not work, what can I do?

In a terminal verify that apache is really running:
ps -ef | grep apache

If nothing is running, then start it:
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start

If it is running but you still experience the problem, check the log 
(/var/log/apache/error.log).  Post any errors back to the list.

I'd also check the configuration files, specifically 
/etc/apache2/ports.conf, but it should be correct out of the box.  When 
going to http://localhost/ you should see a stock welcome page.


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