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Apache web server problem

Posted on 2011-03-24
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Our web application (apache+php+oracle) is not stable for 2 days. it stoped working (page can not be displayed/time out) frequently. This happened after we had an oracle problem (our client stations lost connection to oracle for about 10 minutes) Tuesday AM.
Any adea how can we fix this problem?
Thanks a lot,
Question by:luchuanc
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Pr1z earned 600 total points
ID: 35208802
Could be almost anything ... are there any errors in the Apache, Oracle, PHP or OS log files that may be relevent??

Is it something as silly as a full disk/partition??

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gatorvip earned 600 total points
ID: 35214720
In addition to checking the logs for errors, make sure you check your network connections

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nemagee earned 800 total points
ID: 35218917
Agreed with the two experts above -- you should check that your have a working network connection by pinging or nslookuping something:
  nslookup www.google.com
  ping www.yahoo.com

Check if you have any disc partitions full at 100%:


Check if Apache is indeed running:

  ps aux | grep apache    (or)
  ps aux | grep httpd

Those commands should list a number of apache processes handling connections.

It's often the simple things that are difficult to think of to check, when things are crashing, but they're definitely worth checking.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35219001
Hi All,
We finally found out the root cause: A new web server(under testing) and the current web server have the same IP address.

Thanks a lot for your ideas.


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