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Why do i always get the error when ever i reset my httpd:

Starting httpd: (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address [::]:80
(98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address
no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs

Everytime i have to use sudo fuser -k -n tcp 80(i dunt know what it does) and then it works.. How can i solve this issue permanently?

using CentOS 6.3

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

1) look for open files which might use port 80

lsof -i :80

2) check your apache.conf / httpd.conf for the directive Listen

3) Check the /var/log/httpd/error.log

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