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How to install Apache web server on CentOS 9 Stream

Hello, friends. In this short post, you will learn how to install Apache web server on CentOS 9 Stream.

Apache HTTPD is one of the most widely used web servers in the world. It is highly configurable, open source and well documented, which makes it strongly supported by the community.

Many novice developers prefer to use Apache as a web server for their projects. So let’s install it.

Installing Apache Web Server on CentOS 9 Stream

Thanks to the incredible support they have for Linux, Apache web server is included in the official distribution repositories, so the process is simple.

Open a terminal and update the system

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sudo dnf update

Now run the following command to install Apache web server

sudo dnf install httpd httpd-tools

Check the installed version with the following command

httpd -v
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Sample output:

Server version: Apache/2.4.51 (CentOS Stream)
Server built:   Apr 11 2022 00:00:00

Starting the Apache web server service

Once it is installed, you need to start the Apache web server service

sudo systemctl start httpd
sudo systemctl enable httpd

And then, you can check the status of the service:

sudo systemctl status httpd
1.- Apache web server status
1.- Apache web server status

Preparing the firewall for Apache

Next, you need to adjust the firewall so that Apache can run.

To achieve this, run in the terminal

sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http 
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=https
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

This is enough.

Testing Apache web server

Open a web browser and go to http://localhost if you installed it on your local machine or http://server-ip and you will see this screen.

2.- Apache web server on CentOS 9 Stream
2.- Apache web server on CentOS 9 Stream

The process was successful. Enjoy Apache.

Conclusion

In this post, you learned how to install Apache web server on CentOS 9 Stream.

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