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Old 05-09-2002, 12:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy apache configuration questions

i need to know how to configure apache for redhat, is it very hard? can anyone out there help me? i would be eternally greatful!!!
Old 05-09-2002, 01:51 PM   #2
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what are you going to be using it for, intranet or a web server ?? there are tons of great docs online and books that could explain how to setup apache, configure... etc.

first place to start would be

most of the time apache comes preconfigured and installed with redhat, all you would have to do is go configure it to your needs.
Old 05-09-2002, 02:34 PM   #3
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Apache in a nutshell

And you'd better be eternally greatful for this Rebecca...

First, Assuming you have Red Hat 7.X (either 7.1 or 7.2), download the newest verion of apache (which is actually named httpd) from:

download the file into your /usr/local/src folder to make things easier.

once you have the file on your computer, extract it:

tar xvzf httpd-2.0.36.tar.gz

once this has taken place go to the directory /usr/local/src/httpd-2.0.36/ and type ./configure This will start the configure program to install apache.

After a few minutes the configure will stop and you can now type in the following command:


This will create an installation 'program' for your computer, the next step should seem pretty logical:

make install

It will install the files it has just created. If you restart you may be able to load up fine with your webserver. Just go to the folder /usr/local/www/htdocs/ and there will be all your internet pages. Let me know what distrbution you have and I can let you know more speicifcally what to configure.

good luck!

Old 05-09-2002, 03:26 PM   #4
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Excellent answer!!

Hey Matt,
Thanx for the step by step answer, sometimes i need to be talked to like a 2 year old! I really appreciate your help. We're using 7.1 and we are using apache as a web server.
Thanks again for your help!!
(P.S. I am eternally grateful!!!! )
Old 05-11-2002, 04:57 PM   #5
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it would have been easier to just use the RPM off your RedHat CD.
and a default install of apache will usually work fine. If you want a GUI to configure it check out Webmin, it configures a lot of stuff for your computer through a web browser (you can also use it from any computer connected to it).

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