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Deploying Apache Web Server on RedHat/CentOS

Working with web servers is something that System Administrators should know how to do, since they are very common. In this activity, you will learn how to troubleshoot one virtual host web site which is not working, and how to create another.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jan 17, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Verify That the Apache Web Server and Lynx Web Client Are Installed, and Install the Packages if Necessary

    Using the yum command, list the httpd and lynx packages to see if they are installed. If they are not installed, then install them:

    sudo -i
    yum list httpd lynx
    yum -y install lynx
  2. Challenge


    Using the systemctl command view the status of the httpd.service. If it is not enabled, then enable it and start the service. Verify with the lynx browser that is available:

    systemctl status httpd.service
    systemctl enable httpd.service --now
    systemctl status httpd.service

    Press Shift + Q to quit lynx.

  3. Challenge

    Configure the virtual host for site2

    List the /var/www and /var/www/site1 directories . Create a directory for the second site we're going to set up:

    ls /var/www
    ls /var/www/site1
    mkdir /var/www/site2

    Use sed to edit the site1.conf file and create a site2.conf file:

    cd /etc/httpd/conf.d
    cat site1.conf
    sed 's/site1/site2/g' site1.conf > site2.conf
    cat site2.conf

    Populate the index.html page for site2:

    echo site2 > /var/www/site2/index.html
  4. Challenge

    Add Entry to /etc/hosts for

    Add the following line to /etc/hosts: site2
  5. Challenge

    Restart httpd.service and Verify site2 Is Running

    Using the systemctl command, restart the httpd.service and use lynx to view the http:/// site: and http:/// site:

    systemctl restart httpd.service

    Press Shift + Q to quit lynx
    Verify that site1 is still working correctly.


    Press Shift + Q to quit lynx

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