Monday, September 27, 2010

Installing Apache in linux

Follow the steps

1.Download binaries from Apache website http://httpd.apache.org/ or

$ lynx http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

2. Uncompress(Extract) the file

$ gzip -d httpd-NN.tar.gz$ tar xvf httpd-NN.tar

3. Go in the directory of httpd which u have uncompressed.

$ cd httpd-NN

4.Now configure the setup

$ ./configure --prefix=PREFIX
(PREFIX is the desired installation folder)

u can also enable various module as per requirement.
eg. enabling ssl and proxy modules use the following line

$ ./configure --prefix=PREFIX --enable-so --enable-mods-shared="proxy cache ssl all"

5.Compile

$ make

6.Install

$make install

7.Test your installation.

$ PREFIX/bin/apachectl -k start
(PREFIX is the installation folder path)

8.You have successfully installed apache server