How to install Apache server on CentOS
Apache Server is an HTTP server that's available for many modern operating systems, including CentOS. It has an open source that's developed and maintained by the Apache Software Foundation, an open community of developers. Apache Server was originally based on HTTPd, which was developed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Development on HTTPd stalled in 1995, and Apache Server quickly overtook HTTPd as the most popular HTTP server in the world. The procedure for installing Apache Server generally includes starting the server and testing the installation.
|DIFFICULTY||Basic - 1 | Medium - 2 | Advanced - 3|
|TIME REQUIRED||10 min|
|RELATED PRODUCTS||CentOS-based VPS or dedicated servers|
Here is a quick tutorial on how to install Apache server on CentOS. You must be logged in as root to complete these steps.
Install the server
Apache Server is typically installed on CentOS by default. Install it manually with the following command:
Configure the apache service to start each time your machine boots with this command:
Your screen should like the following screenshot at this point:
Start the server
Start Apache Server with the following command:
Test the server
Go to http://localhost in your web browser. You should see an Apache test page if you have installed Apache Server correctly. The Apache test page for CentOS appears as follows: