Apache on web servers fails to restart gracefully, as a result changes to existing domains / newly added domains are not loaded to Apache configuration on the fly, it is needed to restart apache with force manually to apply the changes.
When trying to do a graceful Apache restart manually if fails as well:
[root@centos-x64 ~]# /hsphere/shared/scripts/apache-restart graceful httpd restarted gracefully [FAIL] [root@centos-x64 ~]# /hsphere/shared/apache/bin/apachectl graceful /hsphere/shared/apache/bin/apachectl graceful: configuration broken, ignoring restart /hsphere/shared/apache/bin/apachectl graceful: (run 'apachectl configtest' for details)
When trying to check Apache configs the following error is returned:
[root@centos-x64 ~]# /hsphere/shared/apache/bin/apachectl configtest Syntax error on line 5 of /hsphere/local/config/httpd/custom.conf: Invalid command 'php_admin_value', perhaps mis-spelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration
During Softaculous installation on H-Sphere servers their installation script adds the following section to
<Directory /hsphere/shared/apache/htdocs/softaculous> AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .php3 .php4 .phtml php_admin_value upload_tmp_dir /tmp php_admin_value open_basedir / php_admin_value include_path / php_admin_value session.save_path /tmp DirectoryIndex index.php </Directory>
This is a bug in Softaculous installer and should be fixed by Softaculous software maintainers.
To workaround this issue it is possible enclose this modification in
IfModule directive or switch to Apache 2 since Softaculous installer does not modify
Edited Softaculous section in
/hsphere/local/config/httpd/custom.conf should look like this:
<IfModule mod_php5.c> <Directory /hsphere/shared/apache/htdocs/softaculous> AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .php3 .php4 .phtml php_admin_value upload_tmp_dir /tmp php_admin_value open_basedir / php_admin_value include_path / php_admin_value session.save_path /tmp DirectoryIndex index.php </Directory> </IfModule>
The issue affects only web servers with Softaculous installed that are running Apache 1.3 because only
/hsphere/local/config/httpd/custom.conf (custom configuration file for Apache 1.3) is modified by Softaculous installer.