Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-21-2004, 07:55 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: Suse Pro 9.0
Posts: 84

Rep: Reputation: 15
Talking How do I load a prog like Apache?

How do I load a prog like Apache? Very new to this OS ... sorry... I hope its easy to load a program. =)

By the way I am using Suse 7.0 personal...
Old 01-21-2004, 09:08 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sparta, NC USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 5,141

Rep: Reputation: 58
See the Apache documentation first.
Old 01-21-2004, 09:16 PM   #3
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 111

Rep: Reputation: 15
get to know
If you run it without any arguments it will show you a list of the things it can do.

Become familiar with
That's the configuration file . It's very important. I'd tell you it's location, but it varies from distro to distro.

And as fancypiper notes, read the documentation. It's not that difficult to get working, but even if you get it working with little effort, read the docs if only to learn all it can do and the world of options you have available to you.
Old 01-21-2004, 09:59 PM   #4
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 240

Rep: Reputation: 30
Until you get up to speed on the myriad of command line utilities and distro specific config tools, I would STRONGLY suggest you check out a utility called WEBMIN - it allows you to configure almost every aspect of your system and daemons such as apache , ftp, etc. DO GO BACK AND LEARN THE COMMAND LINE THOUGH!

here is how to get it going - really simple

go to and download the RPM install file to a directory you can find later.

go to the directory and double click on the RPM file

a package manager utility (basically a software installation util) will open - every distro is a little different, but you will basically need to accept/or confirm that you want to go ahead with the install. this part should be pretty self explanatory

reboot - this step is so you dont have to load the daemon manually

open your favorite web browser and type http://localhost:10000

Webmin will prompt you to enter the root username and password

I believe that the section to start apache automatically is under the SYSTEM applet in Webmin... look for a util that lists all the services on your ssystem, allowing you to checkbox those you wish to launch at startup.

good luck!
Old 01-21-2004, 10:14 PM   #5
Registered: Nov 2003
Posts: 111

Rep: Reputation: 15
lol, until you know the easy way the hard way is the easy way ;-)

webmin could help get you up and running, but you should be aware that it's another thing with a history of security problems. Basically you don't want to run any server you don't have to run. There was a notice on the bugtraq mailing list about apache 2 and mod_perl even today. For more info on webmin's history, check out
and search the BUGTRAQ list for webmin.

If you're going to be running servers, you might want to subscribe to the bugtraq mailing list. There's a nice digest option.

webmin is extremely powerful, which is precisely why one should be cautious using it. One of the first things you might want to learn is how to kill it, since if it's only running when you're actually using it, it reduces your risk.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apache module won't load. amphion Linux - Software 1 10-19-2005 07:50 AM
I want to start a prog from another prog but not as child grupoapunte Programming 5 05-23-2005 05:37 PM
Can' t load into apache delfins Slackware 3 01-10-2003 09:49 AM
Trying to load Apache software??? rtucker Linux - Newbie 10 02-19-2002 08:58 PM
apache can't load rangga_k Linux - General 7 03-01-2001 02:52 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:43 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration