SOLVED httpd won't start after the last cpanel update a few hours ago


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Oct 27, 2011
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Root Administrator
Hi Guys,

Anyone else with at a non-starting apache today?
Happened on at least 2 of our servers.
The servers are with different configurations - the first one is a dedicated server with Cloudlinux, the second one is a Virtual server without Cloudlinux. Both are Centos 7 servers.
Apache error log is empty.
journalctl -xe is giving:

Can't open PID file /run/apache2/ (yet?) after start: No such file or directory
httpd.service start operation timed out. Terminating.
Failed to start Apache web server managed by cPanel EasyApache.


Easyapache 4 provision
service httpd stop
service httpd start
/scripts/rebuildhttpdconf (giving OK)
Server reboot

Nothing helps - the apache is just stucked
No other errors can be found in the logs.
I have now opened a support ticket and the bad thing is - they cannot locate the issue yet so for now waiting.
Any ideas?
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