Step-by-Step: Installing Apache 2.0.35 for Windows
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: http://httpd.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32

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.  Click "Next".

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 "Install".

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 installation.

Next: Changing the document directory.
 



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