Apache error “Error retrieving pid file logs/httpd.pid”

In some cases, the server won’t allow you to restart the apache service in it.

If you are getting the following error while trying to restart the Apache service.

-bash-3.2# /etc/init.d/httpd start
(20014)Internal error: Error retrieving pid file logs/httpd.pid
Remove it before continuing if it is corrupted.

Solution :-

Just move/rename the httpd.pid file as httpd.pid.bk

-bash-3.2# mv /usr/local/apache/logs/httpd.pid /usr/local/apache/logs/httpd.pid.bk
-bash-3.2# /etc/init.d/httpd restart
httpd not running, trying to start

Be sure that the apache service is running :

# /etc/init.d/httpd status


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