A very simple and straightforward way that worked for me is as follows:
sudo service apache2 stop
- 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
autoremoveoption to get rid of other dependencies.
sudo apt-get autoremove
- Check whether there are any configuration files that have not been removed.
- If you get a response as follows
apache2: /etc/apache2remove the directory and existing configuration files.
sudo rm -rf /etc/apache2