Getting WordPress back up and running after restarting Ubuntu

Restarting Apache, PHP and MySQL after restarting Ubuntu.

Posted on June 14, 2021

After restarting Ubuntu, say after and upgrade, you’ll need to restart a few services to get your WordPress site back up and running – In this case, PHP, MySQL and Apache.

Here’s how it’s done.

1) SSH in to your server.

ssh -i /path/-to-my-pem-file.pem username@my-servers-ip

2) Run the following commands.

// Check your PHP version
php -v

// Restart PHP
sudo service php7.x-fpm start // change x for your PHP version

// Restart MySQL
sudo service mysql restart

// Restart Apache
sudo apachectl restart