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  • I’m migrating a wordpress site to an Apache2, PHP and MySQL stack on ubuntu 18.0.4 but i’m having problems configuring it to work properly …

    Apache seems to be working

    service apache2 status
    ● apache2.service - The Apache HTTP Server
       Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/apache2.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
       Active: active (running) since Fri 2020-05-08 14:26:24 IST; 3min 5s ago
      Process: 14530 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/apachectl start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
     Main PID: 14534 (apache2)
        Tasks: 6 (limit: 4915)
       Memory: 13.6M
       CGroup: /system.slice/apache2.service
               ├─14534 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
               ├─14535 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
               ├─14536 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
               ├─14537 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
               ├─14538 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
               └─14539 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
    May 08 14:26:24 dara-HP-Pavilion-Notebook-15-bc5xxx systemd[1]: Starting The Apache HTTP Server...
    May 08 14:26:24 dara-HP-Pavilion-Notebook-15-bc5xxx apachectl[14530]: AH00558: apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using Set the 'ServerName' directi
    May 08 14:26:24 dara-HP-Pavilion-Notebook-15-bc5xxx systemd[1]: Started The Apache HTTP Server.

    mysqld is listening on port 3306, or at least something is listening on 3306. I have bind_address = in the mysql conf file …

    ss -ln | grep 3306
    dara@dara-HP-Pavilion-Notebook-15-bc5xxx:/var/log/apache2$ ss -ln | grep 3306
    tcp                LISTEN              0                    128                                                                                                   *                                   
    tcp                LISTEN              0                    70                                                                                *:33060                                                     *:*                                   

    I have the wordpress site enabled on apache …

    dara@dara-HP-Pavilion-Notebook-15-bc5xxx:/var/log/apache2$ sudo a2ensite mysite
    Site mysite already enabled

    The error log for apache2 shows nothing … same for the access log

    dara@dara-HP-Pavilion-Notebook-15-bc5xxx:/var/log/apache2$ tail error.log
    [Fri May 08 12:26:06.911405 2020] [mpm_prefork:notice] [pid 935] AH00163: Apache/2.4.41 (Ubuntu) configured -- resuming normal operations
    [Fri May 08 12:26:06.911448 2020] [core:notice] [pid 935] AH00094: Command line: '/usr/sbin/apache2'
    [Fri May 08 14:26:24.225766 2020] [mpm_prefork:notice] [pid 935] AH00169: caught SIGTERM, shutting down
    [Fri May 08 14:26:24.277930 2020] [mpm_prefork:notice] [pid 14534] AH00163: Apache/2.4.41 (Ubuntu) configured -- resuming normal operations
    [Fri May 08 14:26:24.277965 2020] [core:notice] [pid 14534] AH00094: Command line: '/usr/sbin/apache2'

    I know php is running because I can access the page localhost/wp-admin/install.php

    Already Installed
    You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first.

    But the root index.php gives me

    This site can’t be reached localhost refused to connect.
    Checking the connection
    Checking the proxy and the firewall

    installed phpmyadmin successfully but can’t access anything at localhost/phpmyadmin either 🙁

    sort of running out of ideas …

    Thanks in advance

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  • @dbee78

    Firewall (with ports deny?, or A/V running?)
    netstat for tcp ?
    You need to be listening on 8080 : ng serve –host –port 8080

    Thread Starter Dbee


    Thanks corinorusso

    No firewall. No av. Ubuntu.

    The install file runs fine. But gives me the message included above.


    I’m out of ideas.

    When you say “you are migrating a site” – what do you mean by that?
    You mean from a server to local, or local to local, or one domain to another, etc ?

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