Centos 7 apache cannot bind port 80

Decagrog asked:

I’ve a freshly installed Centos 7 with just the basics and apache-php-mysql but I cannot find a way to run apache on port 80.

Since the machine is used just locally I’ve disabled selinux and firewall, when I try to run apache I get:

(13)Permission denied: AH00072: make_sock: could not bind to address 127.0.0.1:80 
no listening sockets available, shutting down 
AH00015: Unable to open logs

I’ve already checked on port 80 with netstat -tlnp
but there is nothing running

My answer:


This has nothing to do with SELinux (which you should not have disabled).

You cannot start Apache as a regular user and bind to port 80. You must start it as root, and you should use the included systemd unit to do so.

sudo systemctl start httpd

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