How to remove Apache2 from Ubuntu Server

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A very simple and straightforward way that worked for me is as follows:

  1. Stop apache2.
    sudo service apache2 stop
    
  2. Uninstall Apache2 and its dependent packages.
    sudo apt-get purge apache2 apache2-utils apache2.2-bin apache2-common
    
    //or 
    sudo apt-get purge apache2 apache2-utils apache2-bin apache2.2-common
  3. Use autoremove option to get rid of other dependencies.
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    
  4. Check whether there are any configuration files that have not been removed.
    whereis apache2
    
  5. If you get a response as follows apache2: /etc/apache2 remove the directory and existing configuration files.
    sudo rm -rf /etc/apache2  
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