How to Fix – Starting httpd: httpd: Could not determine the server’s fully qualified domain name, using x.x.x.x for ServerName

If you get this error everytime apache starts you should take this action.  I had a default install of ISPConfig and had this issue.

Edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf and httpd.conf1
# added servername to avoid the could not determine fully qualified domain name

servername host.domain.com

For example :

servername www.highlogic.net

How To Fix – Starting httpd: httpd: Could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name.

Here is how to fix :

Starting httpd: httpd: Could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name.

You might get this error when restarting Apache. To resolve the issue add the following to your httpd.conf file:

ServerName xyz.yourdomainname.com

The file is usually located at – /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

I use the same information that is in my reverse dns to my main public server IP.