How To Install Apache on AlmaLinux 8

Install Apache on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache is one of the most popular and longstanding HTTP servers. It’s an open-source and cross-platform web server software providing powerful features which can be extended by a wide variety of modules. Developed and maintained by Apache Software Foundation.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Apache webserver on an AlmaLinux 8.

Install Apache on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing Apache on AlmaLinux 8.

Now we run the following command to install the Apache webserver:

sudo dnf install httpd

When that installation completes, start and enable the webserver with the commands:

sudo systemctl enable httpd
sudo systemctl start httpd
sudo systemctl status httpd

You can test to make sure everything is working correctly by navigating to http://your-ip-address your system. You should be greeted by the default Apache page, as seen below:

Install Apache on AlmaLinux 8

With Apache up and running, we’re ready to configure our website. The default directory for our website’s files is /var/www/html.

Step 3. Configure Firewall.

If you also plan to configure Apache to serve content over HTTPS, you will also want to open up port 443 by enabling the HTTPS service:

sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http 
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=https 
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Apache. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Apache webserver on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Apache website.

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