Help - Search - Members - Calendar
Full Version: Starting Up Apache?
Linuxhelp > Support > Technical Support

I'm running Red Hat Linux 9 on one of my spare boxes, that used to be running 7.3. With 7.3, acessing the Apache webserver was easy. I just typed in the server's address, and bingo!

Using 9, so I'm finding, is going to be more difficult. I can't access the website at all! And there's nothing in /var/www/html

Can anybody help me out?

-Ravage D'Selth
you should be able to just access it if it is started...
its odd that there is nothing in /var/www/html..
create an index.html page in that directory
then try connecting again and see if it pulls up the page

Tried that! No go.. my index.html file wouldn't load.

Actually, there IS something in /var/www/html .. there's a directory called usage.
Inside of which is: msfree.png and webalizer.png, both of which cannot be accessed either sleep.gif

-Ravage D'Selth

HAZA! Got it to work. I asked a friend, he told me to use httpd -k start and it works!

Now the only problem I have is getting FTP to work! I don't even know if I have an rpm installed. Please help!

-Ravage D'Selth
If you want to start and stop the HTTP server automatically when the computer boots, go to the /etc/init.d directory and make sure you have the file in that directory called httpd.

Then issue the command:

chkconfig --level 35 httpd on

chkconfig --level 016 httpd off

So httpd will start-up automatically when boot to runlevel 3 (character based startup mode) or runlevel 5 (GUI startup mode) and will stop when you go to single user mode (runlevel 1), shutdown the machine (runlevel 0) or reboot the machine (runlevel 6).

There are several ftp servers out there ... BUT I would use the SFTP program (part of SSH) if off site access is required. If you must use an FTP server, then ProFTPd is a farily secure option ... the program most widely used is WU-FTPD, but (as you can see on their main page right now) there have been many security issues with WU-FTPD ... I have used Pro-FTPd in the past and I recommend it (but again ... I would recommend SSH/SFTP as the connect method ... if possible)
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here.
Invision Power Board © 2001-2018 Invision Power Services, Inc.