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Installing Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12 on Windows
This section describes how to install Apache 2.4.12 binary distribution on Windows systems.
After downloaded Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12, I continued to install it on my Windows system:
1. Unzip httpd-2.4.12-win32-VC11.zip. Move and rename sub folder .\Apache24 to be C:\local\apache.
2. Try to start the Apache server in a command window. I got the following error:
C:\>\local\apache\bin\httpd httpd: Syntax error on line 37 of C:/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf: ServerRoot must be a valid directory
3. To fix this error, open and edit the following line in C:\local\apache\conf\httpd.conf:
#ServerRoot "c:/Apache24" # original setting ServerRoot "c:/local/apache"
4. Terminate the httpd process in Task Manager and start the Apache server again. I got another error:
C:\>\local\apache\bin\httpd AH00526: Syntax error on line 242 of C:/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf: DocumentRoot must be a directory
5. Open and edit C:\local\apache\conf\httpd.conf again to fix the DocumentRoot configuration:
#DocumentRoot "c:/Apache24/htdocs" DocumentRoot "c:/local/apache/htdocs" #<Directory "c:/Apache24/htdocs"> <Directory "c:/local/apache/htdocs">
6. Terminate the httpd process and start the Apache server again. No errors reported this time.
7. Open a Web browser with http://localhost. You should see the Apache server default home page saying: "It works!".
Congratulations, the Apache Server is up and running now as a Web server serving HTTP requests at the default port 80. See the next tutorial on how to serve HTML static documents on Apache server.
Last update: 2015.
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