Article ID: 121838, created on May 31, 2014, last review on Jun 14, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk for Linux/Unix


The Apache (httpd) service will not start/restart and produces the following error:

Apache fails to start. The following error appears:

# /etc/init.d/httpd start
Starting httpd: httpd: Syntax error on line 221 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
Syntax error on line 7 of /etc/httpd/conf.d/zz010_psa_httpd.conf:
Syntax error on line 204 of /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/vhosts_bootstrap.conf:
Could not open configuration file /home/httpd/vhosts/ Permission denied

The Nginx service is not starting. The following error appears:

# service nginx start
nginx: [emerg] open() "/var/run/" failed (13: Permission denied)


Configuration files were not built due to SELinux policies.


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