How To Install Apache On Ubuntu 20.04

The Apache HTTP Server, colloquially called Apache, is free and open-source cross-platform web server software, released under the terms of Apache License 2.0. Apache is developed and maintained by an open community of developers under the auspices of the Apache Software Foundation.

In this tutorial, i am going to show you how to install apache on ubuntu 20.04.

How To Install Apache On Ubuntu 20.04

Just use the below given steps to install apache on ubuntu 20.04:

  • Step 1 – Install Apache On Ubuntu
  • Step 2 – Check Apache Status
  • Step 3 – Adjust Firewall
  • Step 4 – Test Install Apache Web Server on Ubuntu
  • Step 5 – Manage the Apache services
  • Step 6 – Apache configuration file

Step 1 – Install Apache On Ubuntu

Open terminal and execute the following command on terminal to update the apt package:

sudo apt-get update

Then execute the following command on terminal to install Apache On Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install apache2

Step 2 – Check Apache Status

Once the apache installation is done, Execute the following command on terminal to check the Apache service status:

sudo systemctl status apache2
                                      Output

apache2.service - The Apache HTTP Server
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/apache2.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
  Drop-In: /lib/systemd/system/apache2.service.d
           `-apache2-systemd.conf
   Active: active (running) since Sun 2018-12-31 05:18:45 PDT; 2min 30s ago
 Main PID: 3143 (apache2)
    Tasks: 55 (limit: 2321)
   CGroup: /system.slice/apache2.service
           |-3143 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           |-3144 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           `-3145 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start

Step 3 – Adjust Firewall

If a firewall is enabled on our system (like it should), to make the content accessible from outside our machine, you need to open HTTP (80) and HTTPS (443) ports by executing the following command on terminal:

sudo ufw allow 'Apache Full'

Verify the change with :

sudo ufw status
                                  Output

Status: active

To                         Action      From
--                         ------      ----
22/tcp                     ALLOW       Anywhere
Apache Full                ALLOW       Anywhere
22/tcp (v6)                ALLOW       Anywhere (v6)
Apache Full (v6)           ALLOW       Anywhere (v6)

Step 4 – Test Install Apache Web Server on Ubuntu

http://your_server_ip

The page includes some basic information about Apache configuration files. 

Step 5 – Manage the Apache services

There are many services available in Apache, as follows:

Stop Apache service :

sudo systemctl stop apache2

Start Apache service :

sudo systemctl start apache2

Stop and then start the service again :

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Reload the Apache service after you made some configuration changes :

sudo systemctl reload apache2

To disable the Apache service :

sudo systemctl disable apache2

To re-enable the service to start up at boot :

sudo systemctl enable apache2

Check Apache Status :

sudo systemctl status apache2

Step 6 – Apache configuration file

On most systems if you install Apache on Ubuntu with a package manager, or it came preinstalled, the Apache configuration file is located in one of these locations:

  • /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
  • /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
  • /etc/httpd/httpd.conf
  • /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

If you installed Apache from source it is likely located in /usr/local or /opt, though the config files may have been moved to /etc as usual. Check your build script for more details

Conclusion

In this tutorial, You have successfully installed Apache on your Ubuntu 20.04 server.

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