This overview article links to distribution-specific articles on how to install an apache web server with no extras. It's intended only for users who are experienced administrators or who just want a basic web server install with no details on including modules like PHP or customizing apache for their site.
A barebones article is intended for users who just want to get a software package up and running with the default options and no frills. It's best used by either experienced Linux administrators or users needing to get a package installed to satisfy a prerequisite without going through extensive customization. Most users are advised to use the more in-depth tutorials found elsewhere in the Slicehost articles repository so they can better learn the software they are implementing.
For a more comprehensive survey of this topic, check the links in the "Further reading" section at the end of the article.
The barebones apache installation articles cover the following topics:
- Installing apache
- Adding iptables rules
- Starting and stopping apache
- Starting apache at boot time
- Where to put documents
- Log files
- Configuration files
To access the barebones apache install article that corresponds to the Linux distribution running on your slice, click the appropriate link below:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Barebones apache install for RHEL
There are a number of Slicehost articles on apache, including tutorials and information on configuring virtual hosts and some mods.
- -- Jered