In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Apache is an open-source web server and is available for free. Apache is popular as part of the LAMP setup, being the A in the Acronym. The apache server functionality can be extended with the many available modules.
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 the step-by-step installation of the Apache web server on Rocky Linux. 9.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Apache on Rocky Linux 9
Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:
sudo dnf check-update sudo dnf install dnf-utils
Step 2. Installing Apache on Rocky Linux 9.
By default, Apache is available on Rocky Linux 9 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest stable of Apache to your system:
sudo dnf install httpd
By default, after the Apache installation successfully completed, the httpd service should be up and running. To be certain, we need to start it again:
sudo systemctl enable httpd --now sudo systemctl status httpd
Step 3. Configure Firewall.
We assumed that you installed firewalld from the requirements. Now add new firewalld rules to allow HTTP, HTTPS traffic, and open port 80 on your server:
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=https sudo firewall-cmd --reload
Confirm the new firewall rules:
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --list-all
Step 4. Test Apache Web Server.
Now we check the Apache test page if it’s working by entering your domain name or IP address on the browser.
You should see a page similar to this:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Apache. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Apache HTTP server on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Apache website.