[core:error] [pid 24658] (13)Permission denied: AH00099: could not create /usr/local/var/run/httpd/httpd.pid

I was facing problems starting httpd on mac using brew. Took me few minutes to figure out what was the actual problem. I thought I will share if you are facing same issue as well.

Starting httpd was fine.

brew services start httpd

..but the httpd error log was showing errors.

tail -f /usr/local/var/log/httpd/error_log


  1. [Sat Apr 03 16:29:44.966179 2021] [core:error] [pid 24658] (13)Permission denied: AH00099: could not create /usr/local/var/run/httpd/httpd.pid

Simple solution was to delete this httpd.pid file.

rm /usr/local/var/run/httpd/httpd.pid



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