Syntax error on line 221 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf: Syntax error on line 6 of /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf: Cannot load /etc/httpd/modules/libphp5.so into server: /etc/httpd/modules/libphp5.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or direct

Stopping httpd:                                            [  OK  ]
Starting httpd: httpd: Syntax error on line 221 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf: Syntax error on line 6 of /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf: Cannot load /etc/httpd/modules/libphp5.so into server: /etc/httpd/modules/libphp5.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
                                                           [FAILED]

 

I actually installed PHP 7 so the file /etc/httpd/modules in php.conf should be:

libphp5.so

 

Apache still won't start:

 

Stopping httpd:                                            [  OK  ]
Starting httpd: httpd: Syntax error on line 221 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf: Syntax error on line 6 of /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf: Can't locate API module structure `php5_module' in file /etc/httpd/modules/libphp7.so: /etc/httpd/modules/libphp7.so: undefined symbol: php5_module
                                                           [FAILED]
 

 

Solution

Look carefully at the whole "Load" line to make sure it makes sense.

LoadModule php5_module modules/libphp7.so

Although I updated the line to say libphp7.so I didn't notice the "Load Module php5_module" so you have to update it the final solution is this:

 

LoadModule php7_module modules/libphp7.so

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