https pages not loading

None of my https sites would load today. I did a apachectl -k graceful which didn’t seem to help. So I did service httpd stop and then service httpd start and it started working again.

Any idea what would cause this to happen so that I can make sure it doesn’t happen again?

Something else running on port 443 perhaps?

netstat -lnp

Then look down and check what process is running on 443. If anything other than the httpd process, kill the pid and restart apache.

Do you think if something was running on 443 a restart of apache alone would fix it? Thats what I did this time to fix it.