How to setup Apache web server using AppServ

This article shows how to install Appserv which will setup Apache, MySQL, PHP, and phpMyAdmin within a single installation.

What is web server?

A web server is service that runs on a computer and allows other computers to download documents from it. This article provides step by step guide, how to install and configure a web server by using AppServ which will use Apache as a web server with PHP and MySql support, to help people who want to run own web server but lack skill to install and configure.

What is AppServ?

AppServ is an application that integrates Apache, PHP and MySQL and install them for you just in a few minutes. It is distributed under GNU/GPL License so it’s free.

Step 1: Get the file

At the time of writing this article, there are 2 version;

  1. 2.4.x contains PHP 4 and most software are older versions so it’s more stable.
  2. 2.5.x contains PHP 5 and most are newest releases at the official sites so it’s supports more function, but may less stable than 2.4.x.

It’s up to you to decide which is suitable for you.

  • Get download by go to developer site.
  • Or if you don’t want to go to the site, you can download 2.5.7 at here.

Step 2: Installation

2.1 When you finished download, double-click the file. The welcome screen will be shown, click Next.
Set up appserv
2.2 Click ‘I Agree’ to accept the license agreement.
2.3 Choose the directory where you want to install AppServ, I use the default one.
click Next.
2.4 Choose the components to install, click Next.
2.5 This is apache configuration.
The server name use ‘localhost’ so you can access at http://localhost.
Specify admin’s e-mail and port for apache. (recommend to leave 80 as it’s default)
2.6 Now configure MySql, enter password for root account. Also, you can choose charset at here.
Then click Install. The installation will start.
2.7 Now installation is finished, you can run Apache and MySql now by click Finish or if you want to run it later uncheck the box that you want.
2.8 To verify that installation is complete, simply open http://localhost (or any server name that you provide while set up). The page will look similar this.

That’s it. Now you have your own web server just in few minutes.

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