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[users@httpd] Apache Will Not Start


Hi,

I am running an Apache server with CentOS 7 installed. I'm having issues starting apache using the command systemctl status httpd.service as I would get the following message:

Job for httpd.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status httpd.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

Here is the output of systemctl status httpd:

httpd.service - The Apache HTTP Server
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/httpd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Wed 2018-08-29 02:46:48 CEST; 42s ago
     Docs: man:httpd(8)
           man:apachectl(8)
  Process: 9599 ExecStop=/bin/kill -WINCH ${MAINPID} (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
  Process: 9597 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/httpd $OPTIONS -DFOREGROUND (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 9597 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Aug 29 02:46:48 [server-name] systemd[1]: Starting The Apache HTTP Server...
Aug 29 02:46:48 [server-name] httpd[9597]: (98)Address already in use: AH00072: make_sock: could not bind to address [my-ip-address]:443
Aug 29 02:46:48 [server-name] httpd[9597]: no listening sockets available, shutting down
Aug 29 02:46:48 [server-name] httpd[9597]: AH00015: Unable to open logs
Aug 29 02:46:48 [server-name] systemd[1]: httpd.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Aug 29 02:46:48  [server-name] kill[9599]: kill: cannot find process ""
Aug 29 02:46:48  [server-name] systemd[1]: httpd.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
Aug 29 02:46:48 [server-name] systemd[1]: Failed to start The Apache HTTP Server.
Aug 29 02:46:48 [server-name] systemd[1]: Unit httpd.service entered failed state.
Aug 29 02:46:48 [server-name] systemd[1]: httpd.service failed.

Here is what I tried so far. I tried checking if any process is running on port 443 using the command netstat -an | grep 443, but it showed nothing.

I tried checking the httpd.conf and ssl.conf files and see if there is a 'Listen 443' on both but there isn't. It is only in ssl.conf.

That's all I've tried so far but I'm open to any suggestions you may have.