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
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 <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd"> <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Welcome on your HTML server</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <H1>Your NuTyX http server is working</H1> <P>Hello everybody ! </BODY> </HTML> EOF
Activate the service, still as root:
* 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.