sudo service apache2 restart
This will be useful so thanks for that.
Ok so the hard reset worked and the dashboard is also working now. Now what I don't like is that my last server quickbox has run for ~4 months no issues, except one rtorrent restart. This time in a week I have had to restart rtorrent once alreaddy and then this issue. Could the server be a bit messed or the install is not good? I mean I literally added ssh keys for root, did the OS update and upgrade and then added quickbox followed by adding the ssh keys for the quickbox user. This was on ubuntu 16.04. Also getting a lot of timout errors, but only for one of my trackers.