How to Install Apache Httpd on CentOS 5.8

Apache httpd is one of the most popular web servers and has a lot of features that make it very extensible and useful for many different types of websites.This steps has been tested on CentOS 5.8. Assume that you have installed minimal installation type CentOS 5.8 and has setup your own local yum repository. You can use internet CentOS yum repository instead if you have direct internet connection to your server.

To install apache httpd, simply run the following command :

[root@centos58 ~]# yum install httpd -y

Example :

[root@centos58 ~]# yum install httpd -y
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Determining fastest mirrors
 * base: mirror.oscc.org.my
 * extras: mirror.oscc.org.my
 * updates: mirror.oscc.org.my
base                                                                         | 1.1 kB     00:00
extras                                                                       | 2.1 kB     00:00
updates                                                                      | 1.9 kB     00:00
updates/primary_db                                                           | 263 kB     00:01
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package httpd.i386 0:2.2.3-63.el5.centos.1 set to be updated
base/filelists                                                               | 3.0 MB     00:28
extras/filelists_db                                                          | 212 kB     00:02
updates/filelists_db                                                         | 1.1 MB     00:09
--> Processing Dependency: /etc/mime.types for package: httpd
--> Processing Dependency: libapr-1.so.0 for package: httpd
--> Processing Dependency: libaprutil-1.so.0 for package: httpd
--> Running transaction check
---> Package apr.i386 0:1.2.7-11.el5_6.5 set to be updated
---> Package apr-util.i386 0:1.2.7-11.el5_5.2 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: libpq.so.4 for package: apr-util
---> Package mailcap.noarch 0:2.1.23-1.fc6 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
---> Package postgresql-libs.i386 0:8.1.23-1.el5_7.3 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

====================================================================================================
 Package                   Arch             Version                         Repository         Size
====================================================================================================
Installing:
 httpd                     i386             2.2.3-63.el5.centos.1           updates           1.2 M
Installing for dependencies:
 apr                       i386             1.2.7-11.el5_6.5                base              124 k
 apr-util                  i386             1.2.7-11.el5_5.2                base               80 k
 mailcap                   noarch           2.1.23-1.fc6                    base               14 k
 postgresql-libs           i386             8.1.23-1.el5_7.3                base              197 k

Transaction Summary
====================================================================================================
Install       5 Package(s)
Upgrade       0 Package(s)

Total download size: 1.6 M
Downloading Packages:
(1/5): mailcap-2.1.23-1.fc6.noarch.rpm                                       |  14 kB     00:00
(2/5): apr-util-1.2.7-11.el5_5.2.i386.rpm                                    |  80 kB     00:00
(3/5): apr-1.2.7-11.el5_6.5.i386.rpm                                         | 124 kB     00:00
(4/5): postgresql-libs-8.1.23-1.el5_7.3.i386.rpm                             | 197 kB     00:01
(5/5): httpd-2.2.3-63.el5.centos.1.i386.rpm                                  | 1.2 MB     00:12
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                               108 kB/s | 1.6 MB     00:15
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing     : apr                                                                          1/5
  Installing     : postgresql-libs                                                              2/5
  Installing     : mailcap                                                                      3/5
  Installing     : apr-util                                                                     4/5
  Installing     : httpd                                                                        5/5

Installed:
  httpd.i386 0:2.2.3-63.el5.centos.1

Dependency Installed:
  apr.i386 0:1.2.7-11.el5_6.5                 apr-util.i386 0:1.2.7-11.el5_5.2
  mailcap.noarch 0:2.1.23-1.fc6               postgresql-libs.i386 0:8.1.23-1.el5_7.3

Complete!

Start httpd service :

[root@centos58 ~]# service httpd start

Stop httpd service :

[root@centos58 ~]# service httpd stop

Check httpd status :

[root@centos58 ~]# service httpd status
httpd (pid  2411) is running...

Make httpd auto start at boot :

[root@centos58 ~]# chkconfig httpd on

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