Restore Apache2 service after removal of

After experimenting with Apples Server.App and removing it (for not really needing it) the built-in Apache was no longer functioning and all I could get out of it was; “Websites are turned off. An administrator can turn them on using the Server application.”

The fix is simple, but finding where to fix, …

Webservices Turned Off

The file you need to edit; /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist

Shell commandsudo nano /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist

remove the bold lines;

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">

Then, unload and load the plist file;

Shell commandsudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist
Shell commandsudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist

Author: Remon Pel

WebDeveloper though not WebDesigner

4 thoughts on “Restore Apache2 service after removal of”

  1. Thanks,


    I could not activate the userdir under El Capitan.  Modifying the config files in the /etc/ directory was not picked up by apache.  But I noted in the plist above the config files for apache and I went and modified the file


    and that did the trick.

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