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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Enabling a Web Server

The stock Web server that Linux ships with is Apache. This is the most popular Web server used on the Internet by a large margin, and is fast and relatively efficient. It's not unreasonable to use Linux as a high-volume Web server with Apache, and a great many sites on the Internet run this combination.

To set up Apache on your system, ensure that you have the correct package installed:

  1. Confirm that Apache is installed on your system by issuing the command rpm -q apache at the command line. If the system reports that the package is not installed, you must install it before proceeding. Installations not using RPMs can download and install the Web server from the main Apache site at http://www.apache.org/.

  2. Although Apache can ...

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