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In this tutorial we will guide you to install Apache in CentOS 6. Apache web server is the most popular web server in the world with more than 50% market share.


You will need:

  1. A VPS Tiger server, order at Pricing
  2. Getting Started with VPS Tiger Tutorial
  3. SSH with root access.


Update Packages

Update your packages using yum, it can take a while.

sudo yum -y update


Install Apache

Install Apache using yum command.

sudo yum -y install httpd

You will get output similar to:

  httpd.x86_64 0:2.2.15-60.el6.centos.6

Dependency Installed:
  apr.x86_64 0:1.3.9-5.el6_9.1
  apr-util.x86_64 0:1.3.9-3.el6_0.1
  apr-util-ldap.x86_64 0:1.3.9-3.el6_0.1
  httpd-tools.x86_64 0:2.2.15-60.el6.centos.6
  mailcap.noarch 0:2.1.31-2.el6



Boot Configuration

Enable Apache to start on boot.

sudo chkconfig httpd on

Start Apache.

sudo service httpd start


Firewall Configuration

Run the following commands to allow web traffic.
For normal http traffic:

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT

For https (ssl) traffic:

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT

Save iptables configuration.



Accessing Web Page

Access web page by entering your public ip address at browser.


You will get default Apache page.
You can upload your web pages at following location:



Configure Virtual Hosts

To access your web page via domain name, you will need to create virtual host.

nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/myhost.conf

Add following lines and save the file using CTRL + X

NameVirtualHost *:80

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin [email protected]
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/

If you want to add another domain add VirtualHost block. It will look like that:

NameVirtualHost *:80

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin [email protected]
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin [email protected]
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/

Create the directories referenced above.

sudo mkdir -p /var/www/html/
sudo mkdir -p /var/www/html/

Restart Apache for the above changes to take effect.

sudo service httpd restart



Your Apache (Web Server) setup is complete. Now you can upload your web pages and host website at your own server. Apache web server supports plain HTML document by default, you can install php modules and ssl modules to support them.