From the Apache documentation can be read:
If the Listen specified in the configuration file is default of 80 (or any other port below 1024), then it is necessary to have root privileges in order to start apache, so that it can bind to this privileged port.
After reading this, I immediately made the assumption that if I was running apache on port 8080, I wouldn't need to use
sudo to restart the service. But as it turns out, I still need to use
sudo, no matter what port I use.
Did I misunderstood the documentation? Or did something get misconfigured in my installation?