This article will describe how to install Apache on Centos 6.5 and set it up for basic web services, insluding php (with apc), perl, cgi and ruby scripting.
Let’s install the pacgages first:
yum -y install httpd perl-CGI perl php php-mbstring php-pear php-pecl-apc ruby mod_ssl
Edit the /etc/httpd/conf.d/httpd.conf file, find the following lines nad change the parameters as suggested:
ServerTokens Prod KeepAlive On ServerAdmin [your email here] Options FollowSymLinks ExecCGI AllowOverride All ServerName www.[yourdomein.com]:80 DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.php index.cgi ServerSignature Off ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/" AddHandler cgi-script .cgi .pl .rb
Please keep in mind to replace the words in the [brackets] with proper paramets according to Your services.
Basically, this is it. Now we only need to restart the server and it’s good to go!
service httpd restart
I guess you will want the server to start on bootup:
chkconfig httpd on
Seting up SSL for the server
There’s a little bit more tweaking as well as creating proper SSL certificates if we want Apache to serve https pages to. Since this also counts as basic functionality, let’s see how to work it out:
Edit /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf, look for the following lines and adjust them accordingly:
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html" ServerName www.[yourdonain.com]:443 SSLCertificateFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/server.crt SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/server.key
Creating server certificates
and follow the questions.
openssl rsa -in server.key -out server.key
At this point, be sure to enter Your server’s FQDN (www.[yourdomain.com]) on the Common Name (CN) field!
openssl x509 -in server.csr -out server.crt -req -signkey server.key -days 3650
chmod 400 server.*
And restart apache again:
service httpd restart
The server should be able to serve http as well as https pages.
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