Apache Server

Apache HTTP Server is an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT.  For more information on Apache HTTP Server, you can visit their website at httpd.apache.org.


This documentation was written for Apache HTTP Server 2.2.3 but may be usefull with other versions.

How to install Apache Server on CentOS, RedHat, Linux

  1. Install Apache HTTP Server
    yum install httpd
    Note: This is typically installed with CentOS by default

How to configure Apache Server on CentOS, RedHat, Linux

  1. Set the apache service to start on boot
    chkconfig --levels 235 httpd on
  2. Enable name-based virtual hosting on port 80
    1. Open the httpd configuration file located at /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
    2. Un-comment the line containing the text NameVirtualHost *:80
    3. Save the file
    4. Restart the Apache HTTP Server daemon
      service httpd restart
      Note: Ignore the "NameVirtualHost *:80 has no VirtualHosts" warning for now.

How to test Apache Server on CentOS, RedHat, Linux

  1. Visit localhost in your web browser.  You should see an Apache Test Page.

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