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Fresh new install of Ubuntu fresh new install of apache2. Apache not working, where should I start? It's installed, it restarts properly it just doesn't show anything in the browser but a 500 error:

HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.

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you could check /var/log/apache2/error.log and see what the problem is – sagarchalise May 31 '11 at 11:19
What version of Ubuntu? – david6 May 18 '12 at 8:45

where should i start ?

You should start with the apache error log file: /var/log/apache2/error.log

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You could also give more information on what your doing to view the server.

When you're in the browser do you view or http://localhost/?

Try both, if one works and the other not your problem is not with Apache but with the networking settings.

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Are you just trying to setup one site on as localhost or multiple sites?

Have you followed all the steps here including troubleshooting?

And there is more troubleshooting info here

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