Thu Sep 5 19:31:46 2019 UTC

Setup of an HTTP server


An http server can be useful if we want to test some html pages on a real browser. It will allow us to create our own website that is locally accessible from a home network. In addition, an http server also allows us to make a webpage that can be made public for all of the internet.

Packages to install

The installation and activation of the http service is very simple. Open a terminal and enter the command:

get apache apache.service

That's it, the installation is already done.


The default configuration of the apache http server is basic. It is recommended you make a custom configuration.

The example that follows shows the creation of a customised html file.

This command is ran as root:

cat > /srv/www/index.html << EOF
      <TITLE>Welcome on your HTML server</TITLE>
    <H1>Your NuTyX http server is working</H1>
      <P>Hello everybody !

Service starting

Activate the service, still as root:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd start
  *   Starting Apache HTTP daemon... [  OK  ]

You can check the result of your work by going to the URL address: http://localhost/ with your favorite browser.