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How To Install Apache on Rocky Linux 9

Install Apache on Rocky Linux 9

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).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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:

Install Apache on Rocky Linux 9

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.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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