Operating System & Version
Linux, version unknown
cPanel & WHM Version
Don't Know


Well-Known Member
Mar 3, 2020
Portland, Oregon
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
I have one website among many that is mysteriously returning an error saying the server is offline. That is of course a false notice because every other site on the server is online including others run by the same cPanel account. If this were a Windows Server I'd just open IIS, find the site, and click restart, but cPanel does not appear to have a similar feature for restarting individual sites.

There is a feature for restarting Apache server wide, but this results in downtime for every single site. How do I restart just one site?

UPDATE: The site in question went offline after I clicked save in /wp-admin/ somewhere. Instead of just saving it went offline.


Jurassic Moderator
Staff member
Oct 19, 2014
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Hey there! There is no way to restart just one site on an Apache system. You would just restart the entire Apache server, which I would expect to only take a few seconds.

Do you see any additional error logs in the site's local log (if there is one present) or in the main /etc/apache2/logs/error_log file?