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Implement an Apache Web Server with Perl CGI

In this lab, we will install and configure an Apache server and then configure it for Perl and CGI access.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Oct 24, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install the Apache Web Server

    Using the appropriate commands, install the Apache web server.

  2. Challenge

    Explore the Default Configuration

    Examine the default Apache configuration file.

  3. Challenge

    Start and Test the Service, and Access the Default Site

    Ensure the default Apache installation is working.

  4. Challenge

    Install the Appropriate Packages for Enabling Perl on Your Site

    Using the appropriate commands, set up and enable Perl. To install mod_perl outside of the Hands-On Lab environment, you may have to install the epel repo. On a Centos 7 system, this can be done with the following command:

    yum -y install epel-release
  5. Challenge

    Enable the Module Configuration

    Enable the module configuration on Apache.

  6. Challenge

    Create a CGI Directory for Your Scripts

    Create the directory to use with CGI.

  7. Challenge

    Add the CGI Configuration to Apache

    Update the Apache configuration for CGI.

  8. Challenge

    Restart the Apache Server and Test the Perl CGI Script

    Test that the CGI setup was successful.

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