How to install Apache Server in Linux

The Apache webserver is a open source HTTP Server for Linux and windows.

Debian and Ubuntu distributions refer to Apache as “Apache2” and the configuration file of Apache2 is /etc/apache2/apache2.conf.

CentOS/RHEL refer to Apache as httpd and configuration file of httpd is /etc/httpd/httpd.conf.

The default document root is /var/www/html in all distributions.

For Cent OS / RHEL

Apache Installation

Run the below command for installation

# yum install httpd

Apache doesn’t start automatically. Run the below command for start the Apache Server.

# service httpd start 

To check the current running status of the Apache server, Run the below command

# service httpd status

For Restart the Apache Server run the below command.

# service httpd restart 

For Stop the Apache Server run the below command.

# service httpd stop

Ubuntu & Debian

Apache Installation

Run the below command for installation

# apt-get install apache2

Run the below command for start the Apache Process.

# /etc/init.d/apache2 start

To check the current running status of the Apache server, Run the below command

# /etc/init.d/apache2 status

For Restart the Apache Server run the below command.

# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

For Stop the Apache Server run the below command.

# /etc/init.d/apache2 stop

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