|April 28, 2002
This guide will go over
installing Apache 2.0.35 on a Windows system.
To get the installation
file, go to http://www.apache.org
and look for their http server.
More information about the
windows version of Apache can be found here: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/windows.html.
Download the files here:
The file I am showing here
is called: apache_2.0.35-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi
Here we go.
Double click on the downloaded
file to begin installation.
You'll see this welcome screen.
Next you'll see the License
Agreement. Check the "I accept" radio button and click on "Next".
Another screen appears with
more information about what Apache HTTP server is. Click "Next".
The configuration now begins.
In this example, I'll use
my own information to fill in the blanks. The last part of this window
asks if you want to run Apache for all users as a service or for just the
current user. Since we want Apache to run as a webserver for everybody,
we select the first option "All Users". Click "Next".
Here we choose whether to
install as Typical or Custom. Typical sounds good to me. It
should also be fine more most people. Click "Next".
Now we choose where we want
to install Apache. You can change this by clicking on the "Change"
button and selecting whichever directory you like. Here we'll keep
it default. Click "Next".
To begin installation click
You'll see this fun blue
bar start running (or crawling) across your screen. Just sit tight.
After some disk churning,
you'll see that the "Installation Wizard Completed". Click "Finish".
Wow, we're done. Sorta.
You see that little new icon in your system tray? That shows you
the status of Apache.
Let's see if Apache works
now. Fire up your web browser and type in "http://localhost" or "http://127.0.0.1"
and see if you get the default Apache page. You should see this.
There we go, another smooth
Next: Changing the document