Originally Posted by higgins_gee
Apologies for delay...
commenting out the php_admin_* lines allows apache to restart but php still isn't running. Running apache2ctl -M does not show php5_module and all php files try to download as opposed to open...
such issues are easily fixed with the issuing following command in shell:
and the problem will be fixed.
Sometimes, when you do remove/install back some packages, the module got removed from the apache2 and you will need to re-enable it back manually.