In this tutorial we will show you how to install Apache on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache Web Server is an open source Web server creation, deployment and management software. Initially developed by a group of software programmers, it is now maintained by the Apache Software Foundation. Apache HTTP Server is the most popular web server in the world and has been so since April 1996.
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 Apache web server on a CentOS 8 server.
Install Apache on CentOS 8
Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
Step 2. Installing Apache on CentOS 8.
We will be installing Apache with dnf, which is the default package manager for CentOS 8:
dnf install httpd
After installing, run and enable the Apache webserver to start after reboot:
systemctl restart httpd systemctl status httpd systemctl enable httpd
Then, configuring your CentOS 8 firewall for Apache
firewall-cmd --add-port=80/tcp --zone=public --permanent firewall-cmd --add-port=443/tcp --zone=public --permanent firewall-cmd --reload
You can verify that Apache is really running by opening your favorite web browser and entering the URL http://your-server’s-address.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Apache. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Apache web server on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Apache website.