How to Install Apache on Fedora Server
In this tutorial we are going to learn how to install and configure Apache HTTPD Server on Fedora Server. I will also explain how to create Apache Virtual Host on Fedora HTTPD Server to host more than one website on the Web Server.
For This tutorial I am using Fedora Server 24, But you can do this on Fedora Workstation and also in any Previous Version of Fedora Linux.
- Install Apache on Fedora Server.
- Configure Fedora Firewall.
- Create Virtual Host on Fedora HTTPD Server.
Install Apache on Fedora Server
The Apache Web Server for Fedora Provides by the httpd package. We can install httpd on Fedora using dnf install command. Open the Linux terminal and execute,
dnf install httpd
After the installation is finished, start and enable Apache on Fedora using systemctl command.
systemctl start httpd
systemctl enable httpd
Configure Fedora Firewall for http Traffic
Next, we need to configure fedora firewall to allow http requests to the our web server.
firewall-cmd –permanent –add-service=http
firewall-cmd –permanent –add-service=https
Test Apache Web Server
To test the apache web server, try to access localhost using curl command.
Also, From a Remote Computer, Open Web browser and type the IP Address of your Fedora Server on the Address bar. If the installation is successful, you should get the Fedora Test Page for Apache HTTPD Server.
Default Document Root for the Apache Server is /var/www/html folder. Now you can host your static website by putting the content of your website to /var/www/html folder.
Create Apache Virtual Host on Fedora Server
To Configure a Virtual Host first we need to create a configuration file for the Virtual Host inside the ls /etc/httpd/conf.d/ directory with .conf extension.
For example, If your domain name is www.example.com, then the configuration file should be something like example.conf.
Create the Configuration File.
Add Virtual host configuration
Then, we need to add the Virtual Host block to the Configuration File. Following is the sample Virtual host configuration.
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com ServerAlias www.example.com DocumentRoot /var/www/example/ RewriteEngine On ErrorLog "logs/example.com.error_log" CustomLog "logs/example.com.access_log" combined <Directory /var/www/example/> AllowOverRide All Require all granted </Directory> </VirtualHost>
Create the Document Root
The Document root is the folder where we put the content of our website.
sudo mkdir /var/www/example
sudo chgrp apache /var/www/example
sudo chmod 750 /var/www/example
Finally, we need to restart the Apache Web Server.
systemctl restart httpd
This way you can host as many websites as you want in your Fedora Web Server.
Summary – Install Apache on Fedora Server
In this tutorial we learned how to install and configure Apache on Fedora Server.
- We installed the Apache httpd package on Fedora using dnf install command.
- Then we Configured the Fedora Firewall to Allow http request to our web server.