Chapter 4. Installing Apache HTTP Server on Solaris
4.1. Download and Extract Apache HTTP Server
To install Apache HTTP Server, download and extract the installation ZIP files. Installation can be performed by non-root users if the user account has write access to the intended installation directory.
- Open a browser and log in to the Red Hat Customer Portal JBoss Software Downloads page.
- Select Apache HTTP Server in the Product drop-down menu.
- Select the correct JBoss Core Services version from the Version drop-down menu.
- Find Red Hat JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server in the list, ensuring that you select the correct platform and architecture for your system, and click the Download link.
Extract the downloaded ZIP file to your installation directory.Note
We recommend that you install Apache HTTP Server in the
jbcs-httpd24-2.4 directory created by extracting the ZIP archive is the top-level directory for Apache HTTP Server. This is referred to in this documentation as
4.2. Configuring the Apache HTTP Server Installation
Some configuration is required before running JBoss Core Services Apache HTTP Server. This section includes the following configuration procedures:
Running the Apache HTTP Server Post-Installation Script
On a command line as the root user, change to the
Run the following command:
# sh .postinstall.httpd
The post-installation script creates the Apache user and group.
Disabling/Enabling SSL Support
Apache HTTP Server supports SSL by default, but it can be disabled. Follow this procedure to disable or re-enable SSL support.
Go to the
HTTPD_HOME/conf.d/directory and rename the SSL configuration file:
To disable SSL, rename
To re-enable SSL, rename
- To disable SSL, rename
4.3. Starting Apache HTTP Server
To start Apache HTTP Server, on a command line as root user, change to
HTTPD_HOME/sbin/ and issue the following command:
4.4. Stopping Apache HTTP Server
To stop Apache HTTP Server, on a command line as root user, change to
HTTPD_HOME/sbin/, and issue the following command:
4.5. Running Apache HTTP Server without root access on Solaris (ZIP installation)
To run Apache HTTP Server as a non-root user, such as the
Stop all instances of Apache HTTP Server:
httplisten port to higher than 1024 in
Listen 2080 ServerName <hostname>:2080
httpslisten port to higher than 1024 in
Change the ownership of the
chown -R apache:apache HTTPD_HOME/logs/
Change the ownership of the
chown -R apache:apache HTTPD_HOME/var/run/
httpdis only running under the
apacheuser, not the
$ ps -eo euser,egroup,comm | grep httpd apache apache httpd apache apache httpd apache apache httpd ...Important
To prevent unauthorized access or modification of files and directories by website users and to prevent unwanted changes to Apache HTTP Server configuration files, limit the file permissions of the