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Installing Apache

Apache is one of the worlds most used web server. Using a runbook, you can automate the installation and initial configuration of the Apache HTTP server.

Create the runbook

  1. From your project’s overview page, navigate to Operations ➜ Runbooks, and click ADD RUNBOOK.
  2. Give the runbook a name and click SAVE.
  3. Click DEFINE YOUR RUNBOOK PROCESS, and then click ADD STEP.
  4. Click Script, and then select the Run a Script step.
  5. Give the step a name.
  6. Choose the Execution Location on which to run this step.
  7. In the Inline source code section, select the appropriate language and add the following code:
Ubuntu
# Update repos
sudo apt-get update

# Install Apache HTTP
sudo apt-get install apache2 -y

# Enable service to start on automatically
sudo systemctl enable apache2

# Start the service
sudo systemctl start apache2
CentOS
# Update repos
sudo yum check-update

# Install Apache HTTP
sudo yum -y install httpd

# Enable service to start automatically
sudo systemctl enable httpd

# Start the service
sudo systemctl start httpd

# Configure firewall
# Uncomment out the line that meets your needs
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http --add-service=https # both ports 80 and 443
# sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http # port 80 only
# sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone-public --add-service=https  # port 443 only
sudo firewall-cmd --reload
Windows
# Check for chocolatey
try{
    choco config get cacheLocation
}catch{
    # Install chocolatey
    Write-Output "Chocolatey not detected, trying to install now"
    iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))
}

# Use chocolatey to install Apache HTTP
choco install apache-httpd -y --params '"/installLocation:C:\apache /port:80"'

# Add firewall rules
New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName "Apache-HTTP" -Direction Inbound -Action Allow -Protocol TCP -LocalPort 80
#New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName "Apache-HTTPS" -Direction Inbound -Action Allow -Protocol TCP -LocalPort 443

This will add a basic installation of the Apache HTTP web server.

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Last updated Sunday, January 1, 2023