Hope this is in the right forum - if not can a mod please move it? I have just finished setting up a new Ubuntu 14.04 server as per the tutorial on this site and need to install ioncube - however if I follow all the instructions provided, apache fails to restart. setup as follows:- Put the Loader files in /usr/lib/php5/20121212 ioncube.ini file in /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d # service apache2 restart * Restarting web server apache2 [fail] * There are processes named 'apache2' running which do not match your pid file which are left untouched in the name of safety, Please review the situation by hand. I then have to remove both files run # pidof apache2 Get the number generated and then use # kill -9 (pid number) before apache will restart. Any clues?