How completely reconfigure apache2 configuration files

I tried upgrading one of our servers from Apache 2.2 -> Apache 2.4. It didn’t work so I purged the PPA but the configurations needed rolling back too (which ppa-purge command didn’t do). So, to completely remove Apache2 configuration files and reinstall them use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove --purge apache2 apache2-utils apache2.2-common 

and then had to also reinstall php5:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall apache2-utils apache2 libapache2-mod-php5

Hope this helps someone get out of a pickle.

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