At this point, you have installed your Apache server with its default configuration. Ubuntu provides a default home page named
index.html as a test under the
/var/www/ directory. The proper way to run Apache is to set system initialization to have the server run after booting, network configuration, and any firewall configuration. See Chapter 13, “The Boot Process,” for more information about how Ubuntu boots.
It is time to start it up for the first time. The following sections show how to either start and stop Apache or configure Ubuntu to start or not start Apache when booting.