How to install apache server source package on Linux server?
Step1 : Check if the package is installed or not
#find / -iname httpd.conf
If you did not find any thing related to apache by using above find command you can install the source package.
Step2 : We can install source package in /opt for our requirement. Download the package from apache software foundation site
Step3 : Uncompress it and change the directory to source directory
#tar xvfz httpd-2.2.17.tar.gz
Step4 : Now compile the source code
The above three commands can be clubbed together to save time
#./configure && make && make install
Note1 : All the configuration files related to apache are stored in /usr/local/apache2/ When we install the source package by default. But if we install it through package installation softwares such as rpm/yum/apt-get the configuration files are stored in /etc/httpd folder
Note2 : This is important and interview question too. Can we run two apache servers at a time?
Ans : The answer to this question is yes. And it's possible if we use source package to install in two different locations say in /opt and /opt1 and the variable “Listen” is set to different. Ports for this two servers(Bit complex to understand. If you have any questions ask it at http://forums.linuxnix.com our new Linux/Unix forums not officially announced.
Step5 : Now start the service.
Step6 : Check if the web server is running or not by accessing local host
Access localhost from browser