How to install and configure a web server in Ubuntu?

by maddison_wintheiser , in category: General Help , a year ago

How to install and configure a web server in Ubuntu?

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by emerald.wunsch , a year ago

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by monroe.bahringer , 3 months ago

@maddison_wintheiser 

To install and configure a web server in Ubuntu, you can follow these steps:

  1. Install the Apache web server: Open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T and enter the following command: sudo apt update sudo apt install apache2
  2. Start the Apache service: Once the installation is complete, start the Apache service by running: sudo systemctl start apache2
  3. Enable the Apache service to automatically start on boot: sudo systemctl enable apache2
  4. Allow Apache through the firewall: If ufw is installed, run the following command to allow Apache traffic: sudo ufw allow 'Apache'
  5. Verify that Apache is running: Open a web browser and enter http://localhost. If you see the Apache start page, then Apache is running successfully.
  6. Configure Apache server settings: The main configuration file for Apache is located at /etc/apache2/apache2.conf. You can also configure virtual hosts by creating configuration files in the /etc/apache2/sites-available/ directory.
  7. Install PHP and other dependencies (if needed): If you require PHP for your website, you can install it along with other necessary modules by running: sudo apt install php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql
  8. Restart Apache for changes to take effect: sudo systemctl restart apache2
  9. Test your web server: Open a web browser and enter http://localhost or http://your_server_ip to test your web server. You can also put your website files in the /var/www/html/ directory to serve them through Apache.


That's it! You now have a web server installed and configured on your Ubuntu system.