Apache Web ServerInstallation & Configuration SHAOJIE YANG
What is Web Server? “Web server can refer to either the hardware(the computer) or the software (the computer application) that helps to deliver Web content that can be accessed through the Internet.” “The most common use of web servers is to host websites, but there are other uses such as gaming, data storage or running enterprise applications.” -- Definition from Wikipedia
Installation Web Server Software Environment: Linux CentOS 5.5 System Apache v2.2.3 Web content: WordPress software package (v2.8.6)
About “Yum” Yum – Yellow dog Update, Modified, is a Shell front-end software packages manager under Fedora, Redhat, SUSE and CentOS. Based on RPM package management, yum can auto-download RPM packages from certain servers and install them. It can also solve dependence relationships between each RPM, and install all dependency packages at one time.
About Apache HTTP Server “The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open- source HTTP server for modem operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.” “Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996, and celebrated its 17th birthday as a project this February.” “The Apache HTTP Server(httpd) is a project of The Apache Software Foundation.” –Definition from Apache HTTP Server Project) www.httpd.apache.org
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Download WordPress Package Web content path: /home/wordpress
It’s a Test Page. Why? Apache web server set default web content path as /var/www/html. We can see there is an “index.html” under the path. At the same time, under /etc/httpd/conf.d directory, there is a “welcome.conf”. To prevent the test page ever being used, we can delete or rename the file.