Installing Apache?

I’m trying to install Apache for the first time. I’m getting the following error when I try to start it:

Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs

What am I doing wrong?


Are you installing Apache in DH or in your home computer?

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I’m installing it on DH.

I need MySQL, PHP & Apache installed for my app to work.

I setup my MySQL DB, now I was looking at PHP & Apache. Do I need to install these, or are they already installed on DH?


Apache and php are already installed at Dreamhost.

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Guess that would explain why it wouldn’t start.


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Let us know if you have any trouble getting your scripts and such to work. There are lots of php super-geniuses here! (not me, I just know it’s installed here along with apache)

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Here’s a hint - DH is “Shared” hosting which means that none of us have “root” on these machines. We share it with 100 or so of our dearest friends that we never see but complain about all the time.

All of the “basics” - Apache, mysql, php and many many other things are already ready to go on your server. Look around through the control panel and the wiki ( before doing anything drastic and ask on the forums here and maybe we can save you lots of effort!

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And you cannot install anything which run as persistent process (such as apache) in your DH shared server.

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You can - it will just fail to start or get killed. And if dh gets mad, then it would be not good.

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