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Install and Configure an HTTP Server (Apache)

A web server is one of the more common services that you will work with in any Linux environment. In this activity, you will have an opportunity to install an Apache HTTP server and explore the core configuration options that are available. Once you complete the activity, you will have a good understanding of how Apache web services are configured and can be customized in your environment.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Nov 12, 2018

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install the Apache Web Server

    Install the Apache web server default package from the configured repositories, like so:

    sudo yum install httpd -y
  2. Challenge

    Remove the Default Symlink Configuration from the Server

    You will need to edit the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file and find the following line:

    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks

    and remove the symlinks option so it reads simply:

    Options Indexes 
  3. Challenge

    Create a New Index File in the Default Web Server Directory

    Our default web server directory is in /var/www/html, so in there, create a file called index.html containing some text that you can test and clearly identify from your client server.

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