Article ID: 4451, created on Mar 24, 2008, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Sphera



Apache won't start - error_log shows the following error message:

Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address port 443/80



The problem might be:

1.  /etc/denied_ports has been edited or someone changed it's ownership to the VDS owner instead of root:root.

2. The IP of the VDS is down on the server.

to check this please use the following steps:

a. cat  [vds_base]/bin/vds_ip to see the VDS's IP

b. ifconfig | grep [vds_ip]

c. If you get nothing it means that the IP is down.

d. raise the IP by using the following command:  ifconfig ethx:x [IP] netmask [netmask] up


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