- These instructions are intended specifically for solving the error: (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:80
- I’ll be working from both Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS servers, and I’ll be logged in as root.
In some cases the
For both Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS search the following configuration file:
grep Listen /etc/apache2/ports.conf
which for my search resulted in:
It looks like there are two Listen directives for port 80 and port 443, but we’re only concerned about port 80, per the error we received (0.0.0.0:80). Edit the file, and correct the duplicate Listen directive.
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Evaluate which process(es) may be using port 80 with the following:
fuser -n tcp 80
in combination with:
ps aux | grep PID
(with PID equal to the ports listed with the fuser command) to evaluate which process is associated with the PIDs using port 80.
Or, use the following one-liner:
ss -plnt sport eq :80
Then, kill of the offending process(es).