Re: Apache server

From: Philip Miller (
Date: 09/15/03

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 00:34:21 -0700


Thanks. As I have said to others, seems like I am really stupid, but I
admit to being rather new to Linux. The browser is a *local* browser. I am
trying to talk to my own machine, not one on the network.

I added all these lines in console mode and at the root level. No response!
the command are not even recognized by my system.

I can assure myself that I am using a store-bought version 8.1 version
Professional with *everything* installed.

Why doesn't SuSe offer a version 1.3 Apache.rpm instead of the 2.0 which
even they suggest not to use?

Then I cannot install PHP until he Apache is installed.


"Randell D." <> wrote in message
> "Philip Miller" <> wrote in message
> > I am new to Linux. So assume nothing.
> >
> > Is apache server already installed with the normal SuSe Linux 8.1
> > Because it does not seem that I have any server. I enter
> > in my browser and nothing happens. And I don't see any directory where
> > Apache is loaded. I can ping it from the rest of my network.
> >
> > So if I decide to install it from SuSe direct (Apache 2.0) or from
> > direct on a Pentium class machine (i486) what are the exact steps that I
> > take? If these are line codes are they from the konsole? Again assume
> > nothing.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Phil
> When you enter http://localhost in your browser - Where is the browser?
> it running on your SuSE linux box, or do you have a small network and
> attempting to connect to Apache from another machine? "localhost" means
> "self" thus if you are on another machine and ask for localhost, it won't
> see your Apache server.
> Secondly - you can check to see if its running via the following
> # ps -ef | grep http
> If you get three or more lines in the output (perhaps something like
> httpd -f /etc/httpd/httpd.conf or something) then its like that it is
> running.
> An alternative method is to use rpm to check
> # rpm --query --all > /tmp/tmpfile
> # grep -i apache /tmp/tmpfile
> If you get a result there, it means you have a version of apache installed
> (but perhaps not configured).
> If it is installed, you can start/stop it using
> # rcapache start
> or
> # rcapache stop
> and sometimes you can test the status with
> # rcapache status
> Lastly - if you want to install it I strongly suggest you read the
> documentation - Its not that difficult but at the same time don't think
> you'll have a web server up and running in minutes if you don't have basic
> unix/linux skills like using tar or vi... You should learn how to walk
> before crawling...