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Linuxcare: Running a Web Server Under Linux, Part I

Sep 10, 1999, 17:14 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A Linux user recently asked me to help them install a Web server on Red Hat Linux system. I simply pointed her Web browser at http://localhost. Up came a "Test Page," from Red Hat's Apache package, displaying the banner "It worked!"

"The point being, most Linux distributions already include the Apache Web server package and will install it either by default or by a simple selection from their installation scripts. So, for those of us that have installed Linux, no additional work is required to install a Web server. We've already done it."

"However, it sometimes happens that a given distribution may not have included the particular Web server we want to use. Or, we may want to upgrade an existing Web server to a newer version. In that case, we may have to install one of the many Linux Web server packages using our distribution's package management facilities, or by grabbing a "tarball" of the Web server's sources, compiling them, and installing them manually."

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