How to Install Apache Web Server on Ubuntu 16.04

how to install apache on ubuntu 16.04

Introduction:

Apache web server is an open source and free platform. It is developed and maintained by apache foundation. The Apache web server is safer and faster.

In this tutorial I will explain how to install an apache web server on Ubuntu 16.04.

Install Apache2 web server:

Before beginning, we will update the local package. After that, we can install an apache2 package.

To install an apache run the following commands below:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apache2

Acess web:

After the installation process, Ubuntu 16.04 begins to start apache. Make sure the apache web server is running with systemd init system

sudo systemctl status apache2

Output:

apache2.service - LSB: Apache2 web server
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/apache2; bad; vendor preset: enabled)
  Drop-In: /lib/systemd/system/apache2.service.d
           └─apache2-systemd.conf
   Active: active (running) since Sat 2020-04-11 07:07:48 UTC; 1 day 22h ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
  Process: 7558 ExecStop=/etc/init.d/apache2 stop (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 18881 ExecReload=/etc/init.d/apache2 reload (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 7582 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/apache2 start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Tasks: 11
   Memory: 115.8M
      CPU: 58.435s
   CGroup: /system.slice/apache2.service
           ├─ 7599 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           ├─18925 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           ├─23228 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           ├─23234 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           ├─23237 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           ├─23247 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           ├─23249 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           ├─24642 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           ├─24644 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           ├─27063 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
           └─27157 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start

Apr 11 07:07:47 ubuntu-s-2vcpu-4gb-nyc3-01 systemd[1]: Starting LSB: Apache2 web server...
Apr 11 07:07:47 ubuntu-s-2vcpu-4gb-nyc3-01 apache2[7582]:  * Starting Apache httpd web server apache2
Apr 11 07:07:47 ubuntu-s-2vcpu-4gb-nyc3-01 apache2[7582]: AH00558: apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1. Set the 'ServerName' dire
Apr 11 07:07:48 ubuntu-s-2vcpu-4gb-nyc3-01 apache2[7582]:  *
Apr 11 07:07:48 ubuntu-s-2vcpu-4gb-nyc3-01 systemd[1]: Started LSB: Apache2 web server.
Apr 12 06:25:01 ubuntu-s-2vcpu-4gb-nyc3-01 systemd[1]: Reloading LSB: Apache2 web server.
Apr 12 06:25:01 ubuntu-s-2vcpu-4gb-nyc3-01 apache2[18881]:  * Reloading Apache httpd web server apache2
Apr 12 06:25:01 ubuntu-s-2vcpu-4gb-nyc3-01 apache2[18881]:  *
Apr 12 06:25:01 ubuntu-s-2vcpu-4gb-nyc3-01 systemd[1]: Reloaded LSB: Apache2 web server.

Acess web:

Enter your domain name or ip address in your browser

http://ip_address

Apache process management:

To stop apache server

sudo systemctl stop apache2 

To start apache server

sudo systemctl start apache2 

To restart apache server

sudo systemctl restart apache2 

To reload server

sudo systemctl reload apache2 
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