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To install apache web server on Windows / XP / Vista :
Run the setup file of Apache web server which was dowloaded and saved to your harddisk earlier by double clicking on it.
Please take a look at our tutorial Download Apache Web Server.
Click Next as shown in Diagram 1
On click of Next the Apache License screen will be shown as shown in Diagram 2
Click Next and a screen will be displayed which contains information that should be read prior the install process starting as shown in Diagram 3
Click Next and enter the Server Information details as explained below and shown in Diagram 4
Network Domain – any name can be given
Server Name – any name can be given
Administrator’s Email Address – should be a valid email address
(If apache server fails, then Apache sends a Email to the Administrators Email address)
Select the radio button - For All Users, on Apache Port 8080, as a service - Recommended
Click Next and choose 'Typical' as the type of setup as shown in Diagram 5
The Path to the folder where Apache will be installed is displayed. Change this if you wish Apache to be installed in any folder on your harddisk other than its default. Then Click Next as shown in Diagram 6
The Apache installation process begins as shown in Diagram 7
The installation completes as shown in Diagram 8
The Apache control icon will be displayed in the Window's task bar. It’s the first icon in the image below, with the tiny green triangle as shown in Diagram 9
To Restart Apache any time you need to simply double click this icon and from the Apache service monitor select 'Restart' as shown in Diagram 10
To test Apache Web Server, open any Browser and type http://127.0.0.1 in its address bar and hit GO.
Open any Browser and type - localhost - in its address bar and hit GO.
The page as shown in diagram 11 should be displayed in the Browser window. Apache has been successfully installed if it does.
Apache is ready for use
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