Apache HTTP Server, commonly known as Apache, is a widely used web server software that provides a secure, efficient, and extensible way to host websites and web applications. Installing Apache on a Fedora 16 server allows you to host websites and serve web content to users.
In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to install and configure Apache HTTP Server on a Linux Fedora 16 server.
Please note that Fedora 16 is an outdated and unsupported version. It is highly recommended to use the latest stable release of Fedora, as it will contain important security updates and improvements. However, if you specifically need to use Fedora 16, you can follow the steps below.
Step 1: Update Your System
Before installing any new software, it’s essential to update your system to ensure you have the latest security patches and package updates. Run the following command to update your Fedora 16 server:
sudo yum update -y
Step 2: Install Apache HTTP Server
To install Apache on Fedora 16, use the “yum” package manager:
sudo yum install -y httpd
This command will install the Apache HTTP Server and any required dependencies.
[root@fedora16 ~]# yum install httpd -y Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package httpd.i686 0:2.2.21-1.fc16 will be installed --> Processing Dependency: httpd-tools = 2.2.21-1.fc16 for package: httpd-2.2.21-1.fc16.i686 --> Processing Dependency: /etc/mime.types for package: httpd-2.2.21-1.fc16.i686 --> Processing Dependency: libaprutil-1.so.0 for package: httpd-2.2.21-1.fc16.i686 --> Processing Dependency: libapr-1.so.0 for package: httpd-2.2.21-1.fc16.i686 --> Processing Dependency: apr-util-ldap for package: httpd-2.2.21-1.fc16.i686 --> Running transaction check ---> Package apr.i686 0:1.4.5-1.fc16 will be installed ---> Package apr-util.i686 0:1.3.12-1.fc16 will be installed ---> Package apr-util-ldap.i686 0:1.3.12-1.fc16 will be installed ---> Package httpd-tools.i686 0:2.2.21-1.fc16 will be installed ---> Package mailcap.noarch 0:2.1.38-1.fc16 will be installed --> Finished Dependency Resolution Dependencies Resolved ==================================================================================================== Package Arch Version Repository Size ==================================================================================================== Installing: httpd i686 2.2.21-1.fc16 Fedora16-Repository 811 k Installing for dependencies: apr i686 1.4.5-1.fc16 Fedora16-Repository 103 k apr-util i686 1.3.12-1.fc16 Fedora16-Repository 82 k apr-util-ldap i686 1.3.12-1.fc16 Fedora16-Repository 16 k httpd-tools i686 2.2.21-1.fc16 Fedora16-Repository 69 k mailcap noarch 2.1.38-1.fc16 Fedora16-Repository 29 k Transaction Summary ==================================================================================================== Install 6 Packages Total download size: 1.1 M Installed size: 3.4 M Downloading Packages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total 2.1 MB/s | 1.1 MB 00:00 Running Transaction Check Running Transaction Test Transaction Test Succeeded Running Transaction Installing : mailcap-2.1.38-1.fc16.noarch 1/6 Installing : apr-1.4.5-1.fc16.i686 2/6 Installing : apr-util-1.3.12-1.fc16.i686 3/6 Installing : httpd-tools-2.2.21-1.fc16.i686 4/6 Installing : apr-util-ldap-1.3.12-1.fc16.i686 5/6 Installing : httpd-2.2.21-1.fc16.i686 6/6 Installed: httpd.i686 0:2.2.21-1.fc16 Dependency Installed: apr.i686 0:1.4.5-1.fc16 apr-util.i686 0:1.3.12-1.fc16 apr-util-ldap.i686 0:1.3.12-1.fc16 httpd-tools.i686 0:2.2.21-1.fc16 mailcap.noarch 0:2.1.38-1.fc16 Complete!
Step 3: Configure Apache to Start on Boot
To ensure that Apache starts automatically when your server boots, enable it using the “systemctl” command:
sudo systemctl enable httpd.service
Step 4: Start Apache HTTP Server
With Apache installed and configured to start on boot, you can now start the Apache HTTP Server:
sudo systemctl start httpd.service
Step 5: Verify the Installation
To verify that Apache is running, open your web browser and navigate to your server’s IP address or domain name. You should see the default Apache welcome page.
Alternatively, you can also check the status of the Apache service by running the following command:
sudo systemctl status httpd.service
If the installation was successful, you should see the service listed as “active (running).”
- yum update – Update installed packages and their dependencies
- yum install – Install specified packages and their dependencies
- systemctl enable – Enable a system service to start on boot
- systemctl start – Start a system service
- systemctl status – Check the status of a system service
In this guide, we’ve shown you how to install and configure the Apache HTTP Server on a Fedora 16 server. Although Fedora 16 is an outdated and unsupported version, this guide should help you if you specifically need to use this older release.
Remember to keep your system and software up-to-date to minimize potential security vulnerabilities. It is highly recommended to use the latest stable release of Fedora for the best performance, security, and support.
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