ok, as far as AOL ? You got me there... I'm assuming you can use their web site but as far as installing something I doubt it.
Apache comes with every distro of linux, check your install discs it should be there. Yes and no as far as simple, I run apache at home on my test server and it was not too hard to setup. Suse has some info on it but not sure if it will help.... http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/apache2-faq.html
The config files for it should be in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
if apache is installed you can verify if it's running in /etc/rc.d/inint.d and run ./httpd status
as for extracting proggies...
most proggies are in .tzr.gz format, some are .tar and some .bz2
you can decompress them in the console pretty much the same... you change one swtich
will unpack and extract a file to it's own folder, either a .tar.gz or a .tar file
will unpack a .bz2 file to it's own folder
Hope that helps, you can find many of your answers with the search function, or if you are having problems find it, just ask that works too :-)