The Apache HTTP Server is a free and open-source web server that delivers our content through the internet using the web service. It supports maximum all the operating systems like UNIX, Windows, Linux, etc. Now it is becoming the most popular HTTP client on the web.
Now the latest version of Apache is Apache HTTP Server version 2.4.43. In this tutorial, we will go through the steps of installing Apache on KaliLinux.
Before starting this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges.
Apache is available in the default KaliLinux repositories and the installation is pretty straightforward. First, update the Kali and afterward install the apache2 package with the following commands:
sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y
That’s it, Apache is installed in your Kali Linux and now you have to start the service using this command:
To verify that apache server working correctly in Kali Linux, open your browser, type your server IP address or domain name http://YOUR_IP_OR_DOMAIN/ and you will see the default Apache welcome page as shown below:
Now the Apache server is installed on your system. How to manage the basic apache services, you have to know basic commands:
sudo service apache2 stop
sudo service apache2 start
sudo service apache2 restart
Reload the Apache with a new configuration with:
sudo service apache2 reload
If you want to enable the Apache service to start at boot:
sudo systemctl enable apache2
If you want to disable the Apache service to start at boot:
sudo systemctl disable apache2
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