How to install Apache on Ubuntu 18.04

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Through this post, I will guide you on how to install Apache on Ubuntu. Just  Follow these Simple steps mentioned in this article


We know that the Apache HTTP server is the most widely-used web server in the world. It is an open-source web server that’s available for Linux based servers at no cost.

It was launched in 1995 and become the most popular web server on the internet since April 1996

The latest released version is of Apache HTTP Server (“httpd”) is 2.4.41

Step #1 — Installing Apache on Ubuntu

First of all, we need to update the local package index by executing the below commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install apache2

if you have the UFW firewall enabled and running on your system, then you need to open the ports 80 and 443 to allow client requests to Apache web server via HTTP and HTTPS respectively, then reload the firewall settings using following commands:-

sudo ufw allow 80/tcp
sudo ufw allow 443/tcp
sudo ufw  reload

Step #2 — Check Apache Web Server status on Ubuntu

After the successful installation Apache on Ubuntu, the web server service should be started automatically, you can check if it is up and running with the following command.

sudo systemctl status apache2

If Apache is running then you will see the output on the console as shown in below image

To verify Apache 2 installation is working fine, open a web browser and enter the following URL to access the Apache default web page.

If you see this page, it means your Apache web server is working fine. It also provides you some basic information about important Apache configuration files and directory locations.

How to Start/Restart Apache Web Server on Ubuntu

You can start apache server by running below command

sudo service apache2 start

sudo service apache2 restart

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