In this tutorial we look at installing the Apache HTTPD server onto Ubuntu 12.04, the LTS Server. Like SUSE the package is called Apache2 whereas in Red Hat and CentOS it is HTPPD.
sudu -apt-get install apache2 apache2-doc apache2-utils
This will install the server documentation and tools. Ubuntu will also start the server and create a simple welcome page. In the video we show this by browsing to the localhost with the command line browser w3m:
We should see the “It Works” page. Yeaaah just what we like to see.
If we want to install other modules we can do so, all modules that have been enables should show under the /etc/apache2/mods-enabled directory. In the video we install some PHP5 modules
sudo apt-install php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mysql
If we need to edit the welcome page the default location in Ubuntu is /var/www and the welcome page is index.html.
Services can be configured to auto start with update-rc.d
To remove the auto-start configuration for the Web server
sudo update-rc.d -f apache2 remove
To enable auto-start for apache
sudo update-rc.d apache2 defaults
To manual start and stop the serverice we can the service command similar to this
service apache2 stop
The video follows: