How To Install Caddy on AlmaLinux 8

Install Caddy on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Caddy on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Caddy is a powerful, enterprise-ready, open-source web server with automatic HTTPS written in Go. It is a lightweight, commercially supported web server that can acquire and renew SSL/TLS certificates automatically using Let’s Encrypt.

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 Caddy web server on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

Install Caddy 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 Caddy on AlmaLinux 8.

By default, Caddy is available on AlmaLinux 8 base repository. Now run the following command to install Caddy on your AlmaLinux system:

sudo dnf install 'dnf-command(copr)'
sudo dnf copr enable @caddy/caddy
sudo dnf install caddy

You can check the installed version with the command:

caddy version

Once installing Caddy, the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable the Caddy service to automatically start up when the server boots:

sudo systemctl start caddy
sudo systemctl enable caddy

Step 3. Configure Firewall.

Now we run the following command to add the HTTP and HTTPS port in the firewall:

sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=https
sudo systemctl reload firewalld

Step 4. Accessing Caddy web server.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access the Caddy using the URL http://your-server-ip-address. You will be will see the following page:

Install Caddy on AlmaLinux 8

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

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