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by Graham Williams
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Apache Web Server

20131215 Installing a web server under Debian and Ubuntu is as simple as installing apache2:

$ wajig install apache2
It is also installed as part of the LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) suite:
$ wajig install lamp-server^

Apache provides a default web page at http://localhost/ with the actual page being sourced from /var/www/index.html. This is the starting point to creating a web site.

For a secure web server using SSL to encrypt all communications from a browser to the server (recognised with the https: prefix) enable the ssl module in apache2 and configure it:

$ wajig install apache2 openssl
$ sudo mkdir /etc/apache2/ssl
$ sudo make-ssl-cert /usr/share/ssl-cert/ssleay.cnf \
$ sudo mv /etc/apache2/ssl/certificat.pem \
$ sudo a2enmod ssl
$ cd /etc/apache2/sites-available
$ sudo cp default ssl
Edit the new ssl:
NameVirtualHost *:443
<VirtualHost *:443>
	SSLEngine On
	SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.pem
	ServerName host.name.specified.in.certificate.creation
Edit default to add *:80.
a2ensite ssl
Make sure /etc/apache2/ports.conf contains:
Listen 443
Listen 80
wajig restart apache2

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