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When i enter command

admin@ubuntu:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
[sudo] password for admin: 

I get this msg

Syntax error on line 3 of /etc/apache2/conf.d/fqdn:
Invalid command 'echo', perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration
Action 'configtest' failed.
The Apache error log may have more information.
   ...fail!

Please tell me how i restart my apache2 server...

  • Did you already try "apache2ctl restart" (without quotation marks)? – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Sep 8 '12 at 17:25
  • You first need to fix the syntax error in file /etc/apache2/conf.d/fqdn. Please edit your question and include that file if you need help with that. – Florian Diesch Sep 8 '12 at 17:29
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Apparently, you have a syntax error in a config file. The first step would be to look at /etc/apache2/conf.d/fqdn to see what it says, and perhaps post the contents of the file if you need help. You can check this file with a text editor, or use cat or less (ie gedit /etc/apache2/conf.d/fqdn).

FYI, this file stands for "Fully Qualified Domain Name", and is normally a single line with something like this:

ServerName localhost

That should be all that is necessary for a home server. Did you change this file?

  • contents of the fqdn file is:ServerName localhost echo "ServerName localhost" | sudo tee /etc/apache2/conf.d/fqdn – Yash Sep 13 '12 at 15:29

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