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Installing Apache web server

Locate your binary package for apache and install it (with all it dependencies). Example: in my case I have installed in Mandrake 9.0 apache-xxx.rpm, apache-common-xxx.rpm, apache-modules-xxx.rpm, apache-conf-xxx.rpm and some dependencies.

Test if Apache is running: as root, type in the shell service httpd status. This should inform you whether apache is running ro not. If it's not running, you can start it with service httpd start. Note that after apache installation it will be probably configured to start automatically when your computer boots up. If it's not, you should change it.

As a final test, type http://localhost in your browser. You should see a test page or at least an error message generated by Apache at your IP address.

Jorge Nadal 2003-06-07