Configuring Apache WebServer
There are some GUI tools to configure Apache web server but they mostly do the basic or intermediate levels of configurations. For advanced configuration, modifying the configuration file. is the way to go. Some GUI tools are: Comanche, TkApache, LinuxConf, WebMin, ApacheConf, user_manage. Among them, Webmin is browser based and may be a better choice than the others.
Basic Apache Configuration Information is as below:
Apache has three configuration files:
httpd.conf access.conf srm.conf
httpd.conf is the main file, you can forget about the others.
A basic configuration file may look like the following:
ServerName www.justetc.net #host name .. serving website URL listen 192.168.0.1:80 # listen to the network interface 192.168.0.1 and port 80 listen 192.168.0.1:400 # listen to the network interface 192.168.0.1 and port 400 User nobody #connect to the apache server as the user nobody #default Group nobody ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org #email of the administrator ServerRoot /usr/locale/apache #apache's main working folder, apache keeps essential files here ErrorLog logs/error_log #to keep track of errors TransferLog logs/access_log #check the access, may make website slower DocumentRoot /home/www/justetc
You can create your own user and set that to access webpages
groupadd -g httpd useradd -u 999 -g httpd -s /bin/false -c 'Web Server'
User httpd Group httpd