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Getting Started with Apache 1.3
Jun 1, 2000, 05 :24 UTC (267 Talkback[s]) (209778 reads) (Other stories by Ken Coar)

Copyright © 2000 by Ken Coar. All rights reserved. Limited rights granted to Internet.Com.


Hopefully you know something about Web servers in general, and the Apache Web server in particular, or else you wouldn't be reading this page. This article isn't intended to give background on what Apache is nor why you should use it, but how to get going with it once the decision has been made. In other words, simply how to download it, and install it, and turn it on.

I should make it very clear right away that this article is about the latest released version of the server, Apache 1.3. It is not about the still-under-development 2.0 version. You'll have to wait for another article for that. :-)

The setting up of an Apache Web server falls naturally into a number of steps. Unfortunately, the steps differ slightly depending upon whether you're going to be using a binary distribution or if you're using Windows; the steps that may not apply are marked as 'optional' below.

  1. Download the software
  2. [optional] Build the software (unless you downloaded a binary distribution)
  3. Stop any currently-running Apache server
  4. [optional] De-install any existing Apache package (Windows only)
  5. Install the new Apache software
  6. Make sure the configuration is correct
  7. Start the Web server
  8. Customise your content

Assumptions and Conventions

Before getting into the nitty-gritty, let's set up a little background. A lot of what follows is going to refer to files and directories and commands and locations and things like that, so let us be sure we both understand them to mean the same things.

An Apache server has at least two important directory trees, and possibly three. The first is where the server software lives (called the ServerRoot), the second is where the documents that get served to network visitors live (called the DocumentRoot), and the third is the home of the software sources (called the source tree). In many cases these all live in close proximity; if you install Apache from a package, the DocumentRoot might actually be a subdirectory under the ServerRoot, for instance.

For the sake of clarity, the rest of this article makes the following assaumptions about where things are on your system:

Directory tree Unix location Windows location
  1. Apache source tree
./apache-1.3/ C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\src
  1. Apache ServerRoot
/usr/local/web/apache C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache
  1. Apache DocumentRoot
/usr/local/web/apache/htdocs C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\htdocs

These locations will be used by all of the cd and other shell commands in this article.

Some formatting conventions used in examples in this article:

  • 'normal text' represents output from the computer.
  • bold text indicates what you need to type. Unbolded text shows output from the computer.
  • bold italicised text represents something you need to replace with your own value; for example, when following the steps in an example, when I came to "cd /home/username", I would type "/home/coar" instead.
  • normal italicised text in brackets ('[' and ']') is used to represent commentary, such as "[lots of output here]".
  • In order to make long lines in this article fit within the width of your window, they may be arbitrarily wrapped. This is signified by one line ending with a slosh ('\') and the next line beginning with an open broket ('>'). For example:
        % this is the first part of the line \
        > and this is the second

    You can run these split-up pieces together into the single line they represent, or, on Unix, you can actually type the '\' and hit Enter and type in the next portion when the system prompts you with the '>'. (This convention was chosen because it matches this Unix behaviour, and most Apache servers are run on Unix.)


The Apache Web server runs on almost every Unix-like system in the world, and quite a few systems that don't resemble Unix at all. It's supported on the server platforms of Microsoft Windows (such as Windows NT and Windows 2000), and runs--but isn't supported--on the Windows 95 and Windows 98 platforms.

This breadth of support means that, whatever you're running, you can probably use Apache on it. If you want to use Apache on something that isn't clearly Windows nor Unix, or you are otherwise unsure, check the resources in the 'Going Further' section of this article for places to inquire on how to proceed.

Prebuilt Packages--or Building Your Own

Since Apache is developed as an Open Source' project, you have a choice of either using a package that someone else prepared for your platform--if anyone has--or of downloading the source and building it yourself from the ground up. Of course, with the dozens of available platforms, there are sure to be some to which the Apache developers themselves don't have access, and so your options may actually be reduced to building the Apache Web server from scratch yourself.

Since different redistributors and repackagers have their own ideas about where to put files, the locations identified in the assumptions section may not be valid if you installed Apache from such a package. If that's the case, you'll just need to make the appropriate translations between the locations in this article and those on your system.

Downloading the Software

The latest and greatest released version of Apache is always available from the Apache Web site in the /dist/ location: <URL:>. If you look at that page, one of the first things you'll see is a link to a way of finding a distribution point, or mirror, that's closer to you.

The Apache Software Foundation only supports downloading using HTTP and the Web; FTP repositories are not provided. Mirror sites may or may not provide FTP access to their distribution areas.

Exactly how you download the software depends on your Web browser, but it may be as simple as holding down the 'Shift' key and clicking on the name of the file.

There are two types of packages you can download from the Apache site:

  1. Packages containing only the Web server source code, and
  2. Packages containing the source code and a pre-built binary.

The source-only packages are located in the top directory of the URL listed above; the prebuilt binaries are located in subdirectories underneath the /binaries/ folder.

Package naming

The Apache packages are named according to a formula:

  • The word 'apache', followed by
  • the three-component version number (e.g., '1.3.12'), followed by
  • optional suffix information (such as 'win32' to stress that the package is for Windows, or 'i386-whatever-linux2', which indicates a package built for Linux systems running on x86 hardware with a 2.* kernel version), followed by
  • package-type information (such as '.exe', or '.tar.gz')

A package that is missing the optional suffix information, such as 'apache_1.3.12.tar.gz', is a source-only package. If you download such you will have to compile and build the server yourself from scratch. Packages that include the optional suffix have been pre-built for the named platform, but they also include the source code in case you want or need to rebuild the server yourself.

The version number is very important. It's read from left to right, and each component is treated as a number in its own right. So the package named 'apache_1.3.12.tar.gz' contains version '1.3.12', which is pronounced 'one point three point twelve,' and is more recent than '1.3.9'.

Signature Files

In addition to the packages themselves, there are frequently accompanying signature files. These are used to verify that the packages were really built by the Apache developers, and have the same name as the package with either a '.asc' or '.md5' suffix attached. To use these, you will need either something that can read and verify PGP signatures (such as PGP itself), or a tool that can generate MD5 checksums.

The MD5 checksum, if one is provided for the package, is easier to check. You simply use your MD5 checksumming tool to generate a checksum of the package, and then you compare that value with what's in the .md5 file. For example:

    % md5sum apache_1.3.12.tar.gz
    de3ccff384b0d4ab94c3251cb85d49d2  apache_1.3.12.tar.gz
    % cat apache_1.3.12.tar.gz.md5
    MD5 (apache_1.3.12.tar.gz) = de3ccff384b0d4ab94c3251cb85d49d2

The other signature type, which is replacing MD5 in the Apache distribution process, is a PGP signature. In order to check it, you will need to have loaded the PGP keys of the Apache developers (available on the Apache site at <URL:>) into your PGP tool. Verify the signature on the file using your PGP tool; for instance, like this:

    % pgpv apache_1.3.12.tar.gz.asc
    This signature applies to another message
    File to check signature against [apache_1.3.12.tar.gz]: [hit Enter]
    Good signature made 2000-02-23 23:14 GMT by key:
       768 bits, Key ID A0BB71C1, Created 1997-06-03
       "Jim Jagielski "

    WARNING: The signing key is not trusted to belong to:
    Jim Jagielski 

(The last portion of the message simply means that you haven't marked Jim's key on your keyring as definitely being Jim's.)

PGP signatures provide more information about an Apache package. They identify whom of the Apache developers approved it, when, and that the package you downloaded is the same as the one the developer approved.

If either of the signatures don't match (that is, PGP reports an error or the MD5 checksum you generated is different from the one in the .md5 file), please report the problem to <>.

The CHANGES file

Also in the main distribution directory are some files with names starting with "CHANGES". These describe all the modifications and bug-fixes that have been applied to the latest version found in the main distribution directory. If you're upgrading from an earlier version of Apache, reading through this file can be enlightening and informative.

Building the Software from Source

If you download an Apache package, you get the source code -- even if you downloaded a binary distribution. This means that you can always rebuild the Apache binary if you need to (and have the appropriate tools installed). The exact method of rebuilding depends on your platform, but there are really only two different platforms for this process: Windows and Unix (or Unix-like).

[Re]Building Apache on Unix

If you want or need to build Apache from source, you can use the following commands as a quick-start. You should download the latest released version of the Apache tarball and unpack it into a working directory. The top-level directory will then be ./apache-1.3, which matches the assumptions described earlier.

    % cd ./apache-1.3
    % env CC=gcc CFLAGS="-O2 -Wall" \
    > ./configure --enable-shared=max --enable-module=most \
    > --with-layout=Apache --prefix=/usr/local/web/apache \
    > --with-port=80
    Configuring for Apache, Version 1.3.13-dev
     + using installation path layout: Apache (config.layout)
    Creating Makefile
    Creating Configuration.apaci in src
        [more configuration output]
    % make
        [lots of compilation output]
    % /usr/local/web/apache/bin/apachectl start
    % make install
        [lots of output describing file placement]
You don't want to execute that last command if you already have a version of Apache running! It may fail and cause problems when trying to move files into a running environment. If you're already running Apache, stop the existing server first, with something like this:
    % /usr/local/web/apache/bin/apachectl stop

See the section on shutting down Apache for more details.

If you didn't encounter any errors, you should now have a working Apache installation in the location that matches the assumptions described earlier. It's been built to work with dynamic modules rather than static ones for maximum flexibility. The next step is to start the server.

[Re]Building Apache on Windows

Unfortunately, this is a pretty esoteric area. Almost every flavour of Unix in the world comes with the tools necessary to turn source code into something you can run; but the same is not true of Windows. All development packages on the Windows platforms are add-ons, and there are a few possibilities. When the Apache developers began working on the Windows version of Apache, they decided to standardise on a single add-on development tool: Visual Studio C++ version 5.0 from Microsoft. So if you don't have a Windows development package, you can't rebuild the Apache software. If you have a different one than Visual Studio, how to get it to work with the Apache sources is a problem you'll have to solve yourself.

If, however, you have Visual C++ on your Windows box, then you can rebuild the Apache Web server from source either from a command line in a DOS window, such as:

    C:\>cd "\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\src"
    C:\Program Files\Apache Group\APACHE\src>nmake -f Makefile.nt target

The target can be one of the following:

Build a fully-functional Apache.exe executable.
Same as installr, except that the executable is built for use with a debugger.
Clean up the directory tree in preparation for doing a installr build.
Clean up the directory tree in preparation for doing a installd build.

Beyond that you're on your own, as building Apache on Windows is not exactly a 'getting started' topic! You can find more (possibly outdated) information on the Apache site at <URL:>.

Shutting Down Apache

On Unix systems, you use the apachectl script to manage the Web server. This script typically lives in the bin/ subdirectory under the ServerRoot. If Apache has been installed according to the assumptions made by this article, that means you should shut the server down with a command like this:

    # /usr/local/web/apache/bin/apachectl stop

If this doesn't work, the alternative is to locate the master httpd process and send it a SIGTERM signal. However, if apachectl failed, you should check with someone about how to proceed -- not that there's any danger, just that it can be confusing unless you're familiar with Unix and process management tools.

On Windows, you can either stop a running Apache server process by choosing the Stop Apache item from the Apache Web Server programme group, or by issuing the following in a DOS window:

    C:\Program Files\Apache Group\APACHE>apache -k stop

De-installing Apache on Windows

If you have previously installed the Apache Web server on your Windows system, it is a good idea -- a very good idea, in fact -- to uninstall it before upgrading, or even re-installing the same version.

To deinstall Apache from your system, choose the Add/Remove Programs control panel item. You should be able to get this from the task bar by choosing Start->Settings->Control Panel and double-clicking on the Add/Remove Programs icon.

Apache should be one of the applications available to remove. Select it, and click on the Add/Remove... button.

Uninstalling the Apache software this way will not remove your configuration settings. If you later install Apache in the same location, the new server will use the settings you had previously.

Installing the Apache Server

How you install the Apache Web server software depends on your platform and the type of package you downloaded. For example, the Windows installation is a simple point-and-click operation; for Unix it can be a little more complex.

Installing a Linux RPM

This is perhaps the simplest option of all. Once you've acquired the RPM file (which you have to get from some other location than the Apache distribution site; the Apache Software Foundation doesn't distribute RPM files), you can just 'make it so' by being logged in as root and issuing the following command from the directory where the Apache RPM file is located:

    # rpm -Uvh apache*

Of course, this may or may not install the source tree, and probably won't put files into the same directories as assumed by this article -- you'll need to find out the differences and make adjustments.

Installing a Pre-built Package on Unix

After you unpack the binary package, there should be a file named in the top-level directory. To install the Apache package, execute this script with a single parameter: the location of the ServerRoot you want it to create. For example:

    # cd /tmp
    # zcat apache_1.3.12-i386-whatever-linux2.tar.gz | tar xf -
    # cd apache_1.3.12
    # ./ /usr/local/web/apache

This should install the binary and documentation as follows:

Directory tree Location
  1. Apache source tree
Not installed
  1. Apache ServerRoot
  1. Apache DocumentRoot

In other words, with the exception of the source code, the script will install the Apache elements in the locations mentioned by the assumptions at the beginning of this article.

The source directory in the above example is still where you unpacked it, at /tmp/apache_1.3.12/src/.

Installing on Windows

Installing the prebuilt package on Windows is a snap. Once you've downloaded it into some working directory (such as C:\TEMP), just double-click on the package and away you go. By default, it will use the directories mentioned in the assumptions section of this article (that's why I assumed those particular locations), but you can change these during the installation.

It is generally a very good idea to remove any existing Apache installation before installing an upgrade. Go to the 'Add/Remove Programs' control-panel to remove any version of Apache that's already installed. Your configuration files will not be touched, so you'll be able to use them for the new version after you install it.

Checking the Configuration

By this point you should have an Apache binary application on your system, just rarin' to go and start serving files. Before you actually turn it loose, though, you should make sure you've dotted all the eyes and crossed all the teas.

Verifying the ServerName

For a Windows installation, edit the conf\httpd.conf file under your ServerRoot directory. (Use whatever editor you like, as long as it creates normal text files as output; Notepad works just fine.) Look through the file for the word 'ServerName' at the beginning of a line, and make sure that the second word on that line is a valid hostname or IP address (such as localhost,, or If it isn't, Apache won't start.

For the very best results, you should verify that the ServerName directive in your httpd.conf file matches your system's actual fully-qualified domain name. If your system is named "", then that's what you should put on the ServerName directive line.

If your system is running Unix, you can find its fully-qualified name by simply typing "hostname" at the shell prompt. The result should look something like this:

    % hostname

If it only displays a partial name (like "www"), you need to find out the correct domain name and put the two together.

If you're running Windows NT, you can find out your fully-qualified system name by going to the Start->Settings->Control Panel menu choice and double-clicking on the Network icon. Choose the Protocols tab, select TCP/IP Protocol, and click the Properties... button. Finally, choose the DNS tab. Your fully-qualified host name is the Host Name put together with the Domain value, separated by a dot.

Validating the Configuration Files

The last thing to do before starting up your new Apache installation is to make sure it's configured properly. On a Unix system, you do this with the following command:

    # /usr/local/web/apache/bin/apachectl configtest
    Syntax OK

On Windows, you can do this by typing the following command in a DOS window:

    C:\Program Files\Apache Group\APACHE>apache -t
    c:/program files/apache group/apache/conf/httpd.conf: Syntax OK

If there's anything syntactically wrong with your configuration files, you'll get an error message describing the problem. But from a vanilla installation everything should be healthy.

Starting Apache

Once the Apache software is ready to go, the next step is to actually activate it. The means of doing this differs depending upon your platform and how you installed it; for instance, if you installed an RPM package, there's a good chance that the installation automatically started the server as well.

Starting Apache on Unix

Once you've done the make install, you're ready to actually start the server running. You do this on Unix with the following command:

    % /usr/local/web/apache/bin/apachectl start
    /usr/local/web/apache/bin/apachectl start: httpd started

Starting Apache on Windows

There are two ways to start Apache on the Windows platform. One is to select the Start->Programs->Apache Web Server->Start Apache menu item, and the other is to do it in a DOS window:

    C:\Program Files\Apache Group\APACHE>apache -k start

Actually, as a third method you can go into the services control panel and start the Apache servce, if you first select the Start->Programs->Apache Web Server->Install Apache&nsbp;as a service option first -- but I suggest that you leave that option for later, after you're assured that your server is running properly.

Customising Your Content

The very most important thing you should do before you turn the server on and let people start accessing it is:


By default, following an Apache installation the main page in your DocumentRoot directory will say something reassuring -- to you -- about the success of the installation. It's sort of like the ReadMe.txt file you get to see after installing an application on Windows; it's just there to a) give the installer (you) a warm, fuzzy feeling that everything worked, and b) provide something other than a list of files to anyone who hits the site before it's ready. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people on the Internet that don't understand how the Web works, or the whole idea of clients and servers, and if they see that page saying 'Apache has been successfully installed!' they're going to think it's beein installed on their desktop system. Or, if you just upgraded an existing Web site, they're going to think the Apache Software Foundation has just invaded you and taken over your site.

So please, please, please replace the default index.html* file (or files) with something of your own, perhaps saying something like "Welcome to Joe's Web Pages. They're off getting dusted and cleaned right now, but they'll be back soon. Please come back in a couple of days!" Or something like that.

One way to do this, of course, is to modify the index.html.en file itself, since this is the one Apache will display by default. Another way is to create another directory somewhere, such as /usr/local/web/apache/realdocs (or C:\Progam Files\Apache Group\Apache\realdocs, if you're using Windows), put your own content files in it, and change the DocumentRoot line in your httpd.conf file to point to it. You'll need to change all occurences in the config file of the old htdocs directory to your new realdocs one, and restart the server after saving the file, but this is probably the cleaner solution.

Testing Your Installation

If you didn't get any errors when you started Apache, hopefully that means it's running. Try it out; use a browser to access the default page: <URL:http://localhost/>. You should see a page declaiming that the installation was a success. If you don't, make a note of what you see instead, and the contents of the error log under the ServerRoot location, in the logs subdirectory. It's called 'error_log' on Unix, but 'error.log' on Windows. With that information, go search the Apache FAQ or other resources listed under Going Further. If all else fails, you can , but please try to find a ready-made answer elsewhere first!

Reloading After Changes

Whevever you make changes to the server configuration files (such as httpd.conf, they won't take effect until the server is restarted and reloaded. On Unix, the command to do this is:

    # /usr/local/web/apache/bin/apachectl graceful

On Windows, the equivalent command (run in a DOS window) is:

    C:\Program Files\Apache Group\APACHE>apache -k restart

Going Further

Once you've got your Apache Web server up and running, the first hurdle has been surmounted. Now you can move on to exploring its capabilities and features. Here are some pointers to resources for further investigation:

  • The main Apache Web site, of course: <URL:>
  • The documentation for Apache and its modules: <URL:>
  • The canonical email response page: <URL:>
    (This page is normally used to respond to email requests for support, but there are lots of good resources listed on it.)


If you want to get the Apache Web server up and running, it's really quite simple; most of the hard part has been pre-configured for you. Follow the instructions here and you should be able to start serving simple pages in a matter of minutes.

Got a Topic You Want Covered?

If you have a particular Apache-related topic that you'd like covered in a future article in this column, please let me know; drop me an email at <>. I do read and answer my email, usually within a few hours (although a few days may pass if I'm travelling or my mail volume is 'way up). If I don't respond within what seems to be a reasonable amount of time, feel free to ping me again.

About the Author

Ken Coar is a member of the Apache Group and a director and vice president of the Apache Software Foundation. He is also a core member of the Jikes open-source Java compiler project, a contributor to the PHP project, the author of Apache Server for Dummies, and a contributing author to Apache Server Unleashed. He can be reached via email at <>.

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 Talkback(s) Name  Date
  know how
Apache Server is based on UNIX based systems or LINUX based systems
What is the most convinient coding tool to create web pages with APACHE Server?
Can we get the preview as in IIS 5.0 or PWS ?
is Perl the only means for creating dynamic web pages on Apache server?

i would like to know more about Apache server
How good are the job prospects if i think of studying Apache Server
and related topics?
please let me know the copmanies who work 100% on this platform
as i am a C++ program with OS as UNIX and RDBMS as SYBASE

waiting for reply
thank you
milind (INDIA)   
  Jun 4, 2000, 03:29:24
   Re: know how
> Apache Server is based on UNIX based systems or LINUX based systems

Actually, Apache runs on Windows as well, and the Macintosh OS X, and..
It's not just a Unix thing any more.

> What is the most convinient coding tool to create web pages with
> APACHE Server?

That's a matter of opinion. Some people like Front Page, some like
Netscape Composer, some like writing HTML by hand. I fall into the
latter category and have never used any of the authoring tools, so
I can't answer the question from experience.

> is Perl the only means for creating dynamic web pages on
> Apache server?

Certainly not. There are a lot more sites using mod_php for
dynamic content than there are using mod_perl. There are also
the Java servlet tools, and of course mod_include.

> i would like to know more about Apache server

There are any number of good books. See
Apache Server for Dummies and Apache Server Unleashed,
for instance (books with which I've personally been involved).

> How good are the job prospects if i think of studying Apache Server
> and related topics?

Go to a job posting site and search. There are quite a few openings
that want Apache experience, but not as many that involve only
working on Apache.

#ken    P-)   
  Jun 4, 2000, 19:28:18
  Apache with fronpage Module
This installation is very helpful to me.
But I was wondering, if there is anyway you are going to
have some help apache with Frontpage and PHP and SSL.
I install the apache 1.3.12 properly and when I install
the one with apache with fp then it installs the apache again with fp extensions. Then again now I want to install the PHP, I am afraid same thing
will happen. Isn't there anyway these other things can be installed and then
confugured to work with the preinstalled Apache. If so how. Please help.
Believe me there will be a lot of people who will be beniffited.
I hate Frontpage but what can I do, customer wants it.
Please help!
  Jun 7, 2000, 03:19:39
   Re: Apache with fronpage Module
I can't speak to the FrontPage issue (though I hope
to do so in a future article), but you can find a
tutorial for adding mod_php to your Apache server
at http://Apache-Server.Com/tutorials/>.

#ken    P-)}
  Jun 7, 2000, 20:14:11
  Apache & JServ
I am currently running Mandrake 7.0 and the default installation works. Next I decided I wanted to experiment with Servlet development so I downloaded the
ApacheJserv 1.1.1 and after much painstaking examination I cannot get it to work. (I used the solaris JSDK2.0 & Jdk1.2.2 )

Next I tried Suse 6.4 and was able to get both of them to work fine.

I prefer Mandrake because the default installation of Jbuilder does not work with Suse 6.4

Any Ideas for Mandrake & JServ ?   
  Jun 8, 2000, 18:09:35
   Re: Re: know how

> is Perl the only means for creating dynamic web pages on
> Apache server?
Certainly not. There are a lot more sites using mod_php for dynamic content than there are using mod_perl.

I would like to mention that there are almost definitely more sites using PERL than PHP, however. Mod_perl is only used on a scant percentage of Perl using hosts, and isn't indicative of its use. (Although I've become a PHP junkie more and more, lately) :)

-- Matthew Keller   
  Jun 12, 2000, 12:42:27
  cgi access

How could i let uses to execute cgi script of their account?

  Jun 15, 2000, 06:32:06
  C/style CGI Scripts - How Do I?
Hello, I am running into a problem

I can run perl-cgi scripts from my apache server, but not c/c++-cgi scripts... what do I have to do... when I attempt to run a compiled script... I get an internal server error from the browser

  Jun 19, 2000, 17:46:23
  What about writing your own modules
Is there any (useful) documentation of the web for writing apache modules?

  Jun 23, 2000, 18:22:53
  Getting CGI to work at all
Please Help. Ihave been trying to do this since April! (using a binary download of Apache for Solaris. Yesterday I downloaded, compiled and installed 1.3.12
per your instructions above.)

If I insert the text

Here is some CGI output:n:

into the index.html.en and do a refresh with the browser, I get no output
from the script, embedded in the page. If I view source, the above is what I see, not the embedded replacement text. It is definitely reloading as each
time I modify the html, I increment a digit in the :n: above. Since I
have made no mods to the httpd.conf I expect this to work surely?. Its their
test script inserted in their test home page!

Apache documentation is extensive and tells you nothing about how to start up
CGI. I give them 0/10 for documentation. Its like Microsofts - lots of it and not one practical fact or HOW-TO in there. Searching the web produces nothing
useful that I can find although to be fair 1 million hits on +Apache +CGI
means I have no chance of picking the wheat from the chaff.

Please help me with a blow by blow how-to like the install one above. I cannot believe this is so hard.

Thanks in desperation

  Jun 29, 2000, 10:15:29
  JSP on Apache
Please someone help me on this...
I could not display .jsp page through Apache. I don't know what configuration should I set.

Please help.. I'm stuck on it.

  Aug 8, 2000, 15:45:04
  Domain Name Help
I have http://localhost/ working for my Win32 version but how do I change it to something like or   
  Aug 15, 2000, 23:20:28
   Re: Domain Name Help
Oh boy, that's one heck of a question. Unfortunately, you have to spend some money. The first thing you have to do is buy a domain name (like There are several registrars on the internet that you can purchase it through. The second thing you have to do is find hosting for your server, so that it can be accessed 24/7 through the internet. If you're insistant on using your own server/apache installation, you will have to get your server co-located (connected to someone else's network). There are many businesses that will do this for you -- for a price, usually a monthly fee. It's hard to get all of the information across necessary to set up a complete, working web site in one message, but I'm sure that if you find a hosting service on the internet, they'll be more than happy to tell you how much and what for they're billing you.

>I have working for my Win32 version but how do I change it to something like
> or   
  Aug 18, 2000, 05:13:04
  apache as proxy
I just downloaded Apache last night and installed. Was wondering if there is a way to configure it to trigger windows DUN to autodial out when it receives an http request from a pc on my network. I am running it on WinNT server 4.0 with sp6 installed. thanks   
  Aug 27, 2000, 18:24:53
  apache tutorial
hai any body
you have apache tutorial 0r files
send me   
  Sep 7, 2000, 02:20:03
  apache server for windows
Dear sir,
I was using free internet connectivity using apache server. My Home pc is a Pentium I - 120 mhz processer with l.2 GB harddisk and 16 MB RAM. I was using Windows 98 and since it was taking more space, I formatted my disk and installed Windows 95. I am having another internet with connectivity through pop3 server in mail and mstp server for out mail. Now my out mail is not going at all. My connectivity through is all completely cut since I was having trouble with Apache server. Please help.

Yours truly, RL NARAYANAN   
  Sep 11, 2000, 08:44:42
  apahe web server

great, i got all the info i want.
thank you

  Sep 13, 2000, 10:38:58
   Re: C/style CGI Scripts - How Do I?

Make sure you output

"Content-type: text/html"

and two newlines first.

  Sep 14, 2000, 15:26:57
  Apache on sun
I'm studying on apache web server and looking for apache on sun OS.

Is there apache on sun and where can I download it?

Thank you.   
  Sep 17, 2000, 02:28:45
  apache on aix
Are there any caveats re/ installing on aix?
Any common problems or recommended procedures other than the tutorial?
  Sep 18, 2000, 21:14:27
  CGI-Scripts don´t work!

I just downloaded the Apache server, installed and configured it. Everything works except of any cgi-scripts. Every time I call a cgi-script I get this msg:

"Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request."

And this is in the error.log:

"(2)No such file or directory: couldn't spawn child process: e:/servers/apache-web/cgi-bin/test.cgi"

But the file and the directory exist!
Do I have to configure the apache-server for using cgi-scripts? How?

Thank you for help!   
  Oct 1, 2000, 10:41:26
  problem getting started
I would imagine that a site that deals with advanced issues regarding running Apache Server software would not respond to such a lowly question as: I'm running Win98 on a P3, have downloaded 1.3.12 Win binary file, installed it and all that happens is that the console window pops up for less han a second, then vanishes. I'm not a techie,not at all, but do wish to get my feet wet with server software but can't get to first base i.e. can't get it to open and stay open. If, as I suspect, such trivia is not in your agenda, could you please point me in the right direction as to where such a querry could be answered. Thank You.   
  Oct 2, 2000, 01:57:00
  Scripts ! Same Error as Simon Muller
I get the exact same error as Simon Muller.

Help anyone ?

couldn't spawn child process: c:/html/

  Oct 3, 2000, 06:00:52
   Re: Apache on sun
> I'm studying on apache web server and looking for apache on sun OS.
Is there apache on sun and where can I download it?
Thank you.

Go to   
  Oct 4, 2000, 14:32:09
  CGI -SCRIPTS do not work
I am unable to run my CGI Scripts.It gives a message ' Page can not be found'

Another issue that I have is : Even though I have configured the web server, it never gives me the default page in the HTML format. It takes me to the parent directory. Is that how it is supposed to be or am I doing something worng?

Any suggestions   
  Oct 5, 2000, 00:17:28
I want to know how to work Apache webserver with weblogic application server.
Does it possible to connect apache to weblogic with windows NT/linux/unix.
Is there any resource for connecting apache - weblogic .....

please help me....   
  Oct 9, 2000, 12:34:09
  Apache & Cookies
Does anyone know how to configure the Apache Server to cookies. I'm testing Cookie funtions with different Web Servers and I can't figure out how to configure the cookies for the Apache Server.

  Oct 16, 2000, 19:56:24
   Re: CGI-Scripts don´t work!
You didn't mention what OS you are using, but make sure the directories have execute privledges. In Unix or Linux use the chmod, but if your on NT your administrator must make the changes.   
  Oct 17, 2000, 21:42:01
   Re: Re: Domain Name Help

I read your message replying to Chris concerning above matter.

My reason writing you is because I am also facing the same problem as Chris(except that I already have a DNS name registered).

I would appreciate if you could tell explain further as why must we find hosting company or co-located when we already have our own server.

In this context, please correct me if I am wrong, I assume they must have also 'pay' another co-located or hosting company to get their web page on the net.

Appreciate if you were to reply.

Thank you.

Terry SOH   
  Oct 18, 2000, 04:58:34
  Apache Installation
Hai all,

I have downloaded the Apache binaries from the net.I have unzippped and untar'ed it.But going thru. the docs doesn't take me anywhere. The installation is cumbersome, i believe.Can anyone help me by providing what kind of information we need to give in the three .conf files?

Help will be deeply appreciated.

  Oct 18, 2000, 09:24:11
  How to change the '404 not found' page
Maybe this shouldn't be here, but it's a simple question , I think..
Where do I find the '404-page not found' page, so I can customise it?
  Oct 18, 2000, 14:43:14
  Help me please
I have no earthly idea how to use apache. I want to give out webpage to my users but i have no idea how to do it. If you know of a tutorial somewhere email me.   
  Oct 19, 2000, 02:38:21
   Re: Help me please
I've just installed and started using Apache. If your after a guide to getting up and running check out Go to their demos section and then into networking for an wisual tutorial. I think there excellent and they seem to cover all the basics.

I've had no trouble yet following them(touch wood.)


  Oct 19, 2000, 08:58:07
   Re: How to change the '404 not found' page
It is possible to configure the Error Messages for specific directories by using the .htaccess file, to use custom error documents by default have a look at the links below ("404" as keyword for the Search engine on :)   
  Oct 19, 2000, 15:19:11
  This was so so so easy !!!
I didn't have a clue installing and configuring it was this easy. Just grrreat !!!

take care all   
  Oct 20, 2000, 05:03:45
   Re: Apache on sun
I suggest that you go to and download and build the files. I've currently just built Apache 1.3.14 on a Sparc/Solaris 2.6. It's a very custom build but it's not all that hard to do.   
  Oct 23, 2000, 17:01:32
  AIX c++ Help please
I get the following error when trying to configure apache1.3.12

Configuring for Apache, Version 1.3.12
+ using installation path layout: Apache (config.layout)
+ Warning: no Perl interpreter detected for support scripts.
+ Perhaps you need to specify one with --with-perl=FILE.
Creating Makefile
Creating Configuration.apaci in src
Creating Makefile in src
+ configured for IBM AIX 4.3 platform
+ setting C compiler to cc
+ setting C pre-processor to cc -E
+ checking for system header files
+ adding selected modules
+ checking sizeof various data types
+ doing sanity check on compiler and options
** A test compilation with your Makefile configuration
** failed. The below error output from the compilation
** test will give you an idea what is failing. Note that
** Apache requires an ANSI C Compiler, such as gcc.

cd ..; cc -DAIX=43 -U__STR__ -DAIX_BIND_PROCESSOR -qnogenpcomp -qnousepcomp -DUSE_HSREGEX -DUSE_EXPAT -I.
/lib/expat-lite -DNO_DL_NEEDED `./apaci` -lm -o helpers/dummy helpers/dummy.c
1506-333 (S) License failure: acquire: No servers available for this vendor (network license server/library).
make: The error code from the last command is 1.

======== Error Output for sanity check ========
============= End of Error Report =============

  Oct 25, 2000, 14:45:39
   Re: Re: CGI-Scripts don´t work!
There isn't such thing on NT as "execute privileges" for a directory. I'm on
NT, and I get the same error as well and I can't figure out why.


> You didn't mention what OS you are using, but make sure the directories have > execute privledges. In Unix or Linux use the chmod, but if your on NT your > > administrator must make the changes.   
  Oct 25, 2000, 20:38:03
  can load web pages after install
why after installing Apache (everything runs perfect) I cannot connect to web pages when connected to my service provider. I can connect, but pages are not found ? any ideas ?

  Oct 28, 2000, 23:20:55
  hosting a webpage
I have a few questions about using apache and hosting a web page. Here is the system I'm running.

Windows2000 pro
pentium2 w/mmx
128mg ram
Road Runner cable access

I was wondering if I can host a website with what I have or because I have a dynamic IP address, do I have to purchase a business account so that I'll have a static IP address in order to host a site.   
  Nov 3, 2000, 12:22:01
   Re: JSP on Apache
i am also stuck and could not show page with extension *.jsp with apache and tomcat
  Nov 3, 2000, 16:52:31
  CHANGE THE MAIN PAGE! Please help.....
Dear one,
The article "Getting Started with Apache 1.3" dated June1,2000 had been very enlightening. However as indicated in the section "Change the Main Page!" I could change the DocumentRoot to a different folder. I use Windows NT as my OS. Now the browser would now list all the files in the new folder ie., as given in the Documentroot. How can I make a page as the starting page(default page) in the new folder?
Kindly help. Thanks in advance.
  Nov 6, 2000, 05:10:02
   Re: CHANGE THE MAIN PAGE! Please help.....
create a new file called "index.html" and that will appear by default as the default page for that directory.....

email me if this works for you, as I dont regularly come to this site.   
  Nov 6, 2000, 17:31:54
  PL/SQL on apache???
I don't know much about apache, still doing research. The company I work for currently uses OAS. They have PL/SQL packages embedded with html(aka HTP/HTF packages) to bring up web pages to their intranet. They want to do away with OAS and go with either WebDB or apache. My question is...does apache have the capability to support these same PL/SQL packages?? Also what comparison is there if any between apache web server and WebDB???

Thanks for the help,

  Nov 7, 2000, 00:59:00
I installed the Apache Server on a system running
Windows 2000 and everything works fine. I would
like to develop Servlets and JSP pages but I'm not
sure what steps to take. I would appreciate it if
someone could detail how to get Apache to process
servlets (or point me to an existing reference)...
it would be a huge help. The more detail
the better for me; I'm new at this. = )

  Nov 8, 2000, 18:56:22
  Free web server
It appears your software is for the expert website creator and not for one who is just learning the basic HTML to create personal website and later on for e-commerce.
  Nov 8, 2000, 22:48:15
  help I need a new server
I have had AOL for about 4 years and I am fed up with being booted off. I know I have a Rockwell 56K (piece of junk) modem and AOL and it do not mix well. I am fed up with being booted off when doing research on the net. I changed to Prodigy. They were not compatable and the tech at prodigy trashed my AOL and Outlook express mail service. I am attempting recovery now. I need a better server. can you help? I noted Apache is the most popular and reliable, are you compatible with my Compq Presario?   
  Nov 9, 2000, 11:52:53
  CGIs Don't Work why?
Hello, its been a while that I didn't config an apache on Linux and now I forgot already how to modify the *.conf files.Is there any documents on this? BTW any one knows why I can't read my CGIs? I'm running on Linux. Thanks   
  Nov 10, 2000, 21:14:39
  i need basics information about apache server
its very good site ,containg much information   
  Nov 13, 2000, 08:40:42
  htaccess files and NT
I am running an Apache server on (alas) an NT system (no rebuild options either -- no Visual C++ available), and I need to set up authentication for a small number of users. How do I do this? I can of course create htaccess files and fiddle with the config files, but how would I create a password file on NT? Does Apache use NT's own security system so that I need to add users to the NT security system?
I realize this might be just an NT issue, but hopefully you can help me since I cannot find documentation, even though this must surely be a common problem.
Thanks in advance.
  Nov 14, 2000, 14:26:40
  Problem with installation on SunOS
Has anyone ever seen this before?

I'm using the latest gcc and make. Could this maybe be a problem of space? It can't create a file. Then when it trys to find, the problem occurs?

Does anyone have any ideas for me?

Using config file: Configuration
Creating Makefile
+ configured for Solaris 270 platform
+ setting C compiler to gcc
+ setting C pre-processor to gcc -E
+ checking for system header files
+ adding selected modules
+ checking sizeof various data types
+ doing sanity check on compiler and options
** A test compilation with your Makefile configuration
** failed. The below error output from the compilation
** test will give you an idea what is failing. Note that
** Apache requires an ANSI C Compiler, such as gcc.

======== Error Output for sanity check ========
cd ..; gcc -DSOLARIS2=270 -DNO_DL_NEEDED -o helpers/dummy helpers/dummy.c -lsocket -lnsl
ld: fatal: file values-Xa.o: cannot open file: No such file or directory
ld: fatal: File processing errors. No output written to helpers/dummy
make: *** [dummy] Error 1
============= End of Error Report =============

  Nov 17, 2000, 15:57:10
  Problem in configuration
I have installed apache web server.
I have tried to confgure the server but i failed.
The problem is server does not resolve Domain name.
but server correctly responed when we access through IP address of the machine on which the server is running.
I have tried "netconf" utility of LINUX.
I am unable to configure the server after using this utility program.
How can I use this utility to configure the server   
  Nov 18, 2000, 08:36:05
   Re: problem getting started
i to had that problem but i did get it running i just played with the config files. but after some time the problem did surface again. so i upgraded to apache1.3.14 which by the way is set up a little better in my opinion.   
  Nov 19, 2000, 17:56:12
   Re: hosting a webpage
i have a dynamic IP# and i solved my problem with a dynamic dns service which works great. some of these services requier client software to update your ip info into their server. but i have found a free service that allows me to up date manually through their web site   
  Nov 19, 2000, 18:12:57
Hi for all ....
i'm under graduate student,i will perform graduate_project,wich consist of:
applet,jsp,servlets and xml...
please assist me to perform a good project.
  Nov 21, 2000, 10:06:54
   Re: servlets
You will have to download the Tomcat and install it in order to use Servlets and JSP. Go to the and follow the directions. Good luck!   
  Nov 21, 2000, 13:59:04
i have a class project to install Apache web server on a Red hat linux 6.2. can somebody please help me out. any information will be highly appreciatd.   
  Nov 21, 2000, 18:09:38
I'm using Win 32 1.3.14 version, and I'm having trouble setting up the Vhost function. I have the notes from the manual and still seem to be having some problems. I need to setup multiple domain names tied to one IP address. If someone has some insite into my problem, it would be apperciated.   
  Nov 22, 2000, 05:44:51
   Re: CGI-Scripts don´t work!

yes, I encountered the same problems, using Win98 - and I don't know why.

If you have a solution, please send me a message.
Possible in german language too.

best regards, Dietmar Meisel   
  Nov 23, 2000, 20:49:23
   Re: Scripts ! Same Error as Simon Muller
I have the same Error too!   
  Nov 23, 2000, 20:53:42
  Need Help !!!!
My current problem is how i can send out the comments after i click submit button. In addition, i also no idea on how to create this submit button so that other people can reply the comments and just click on the submit button.
Anybody can help.
Your co-operation is much appreciate.

  Nov 24, 2000, 03:59:43
   Re: CGI-Scripts don´t work!
i also had the same prob on win32 but i double checked the scripts path to the perl interpreter which in most cases on windows9x is #!perl/bin/perl i don't know if this will help but that is how i fixed it   
  Nov 24, 2000, 21:14:45
  apache/tomcat tutorial
Can anybody tell me about any site having tutorial on apache/tomcat/jsp??

Thanks in advance.
  Dec 2, 2000, 09:14:47
  apache on sun
I want to install Apache on sun plz if any one have any idea plz help me   
  Dec 3, 2000, 15:38:16
  Where Can I find an Apache Tutorial?
I have installed my apache web server on a win 2k . I can run it and run my cgi scripts in perl, but i need more information about how to set passwords to documents or pages and use virual hosts.

I think that must to be some tutorial, not like the apache documents, i need something more easylly for understanding. My maternal laguage is the spanish and I believe that you know how is hard to read in other language.
  Dec 3, 2000, 15:49:48
  Thanks Ken, Apache 1.3.14 install process
Thank you Ken Coar for your detailed instructions.
We went through over 4 books to resolve our install difficulties and it was only through your instructions here that we were able install Apache 1.3.14 successfully. We probably had a conflict with another version of Apache. None of the other books were of any help.

Can you recommend us an Apache reference book for version 1.3.14.

Thank you again for your detailed instructions!

  Dec 4, 2000, 01:13:27
   Re: Thanks Ken, Apache 1.3.14 install process
Melinda wrote:
> Can you recommend us an Apache reference book for version 1.3.14.

As far as I know there are no books yet available that cover
that specific version. However, any recent good in-depth book on
Apache should suffice. There's a pretty complete list at the
Apache-Server.Com site.

#ken    P-)}   
  Dec 4, 2000, 11:53:38
  httpd fails to start on HP-UX
Hi, I get the following error trying to start httpd on HP-UX 10.20.. help!

rmdc# /usr/local/web/apache/bin/apachectl start
/usr/lib/ Call to mmap() failed - TEXT /usr/local/web/apache/libexec/mod_vhost_alia
/usr/lib/ Permission denied
Syntax error on line 207 of /usr/local/web/apache/conf/httpd.conf:
Cannot load /usr/local/web/apache/libexec/ into server: Permission denie
/usr/local/web/apache/bin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started
  Dec 7, 2000, 06:17:15
web mail configure   
  Dec 7, 2000, 11:20:46
  cant run servlets under apache
I have installed bot apache and tomcat successfully and they both start up, but i can't run servlets.
servlets will compile but i get a page not found error if i try to run the server. this is what i did:
Apache is configured to run tomcat and it does. I start tomcat first then apache, i put the servlet class in the in the directory "htdocs" under the
Apache root directory, but when i try to call the servlet from an html documet i get "The page cannot be found"
Could any one please tell me what is wrong and how can I rectify it?


  Dec 10, 2000, 01:09:03
  Getting started: index.html
I have my website hosted on 3 (free) suppliers.
I am trying to do it from my own machine now, running Apache 1.1.4.

I have a problem with the index.html file
At all my suppliers,
urls like XXX/
will be automatically suffixed as XXX/index.html

I cannot accomplish that with Apache
(yet, until you help)

What is missing in my config?

  Dec 18, 2000, 22:09:42
  apache server
respected sir,
  Dec 20, 2000, 10:24:29
  Apache on NT virtual host...
We are trying to run an application both in intranet and internet using Apache web server...can anyone our there guide us.Thanks in advance for your help...   
  Dec 21, 2000, 11:14:21
  I want to download the Administration Guide of Apache Web Server Windows version & Unix, Linux versions
Dear Sirs,

I want to download the Administration Guide of Apache Web Server Windows version & Unix, Linux versions. How can I download it? Please tell me sirs.

With Best Wishes,
Kyaw Tay Zar   
  Dec 24, 2000, 20:03:56
  Changing Listen Port
I just set up apache on an NT server, and I'm running apache as an NT service. How can I go about disabling listening on port 80 and change it over to another misc port, like 880? If you can either just drop me a line or send me a link, I'd be grateful. I've been scouring the manuals and havent seen anything I can use yet.

  Dec 29, 2000, 08:17:55
Can anyone provide documentation on how to setup a Apache server with Linux. An easy step-by-step would be appreciated...Please respond   
  Dec 31, 2000, 01:28:28
  Tomcat on Port 80 w/ Apache
I have tomcat up and running with servlets being run on port 8080 (default). I would like to have the servlets run on port 80 instead of having to type in the port 8080. I've tried changing the server.xml file to no avail. Does a module or anything need to be added? I'm running it on RH7.

  Dec 31, 2000, 15:23:19
  Serving JSPs with Apache
I'm stuck too! Did you findout anything yet?

This is is where I'm at thus far:

I have several Name based virtual hosts setup and they work nicely
serving up regular HTML pages.

However, I can't seem to be able to serve up JSP pages which are located
in my virtual host directories. Apache keeps going back and looking in
the main DOCUMENT ROOT for the JSP pages. So if I put hello.jsp in my
vhost directory and try to bring it up on my browser Apache gives me a
JSP Error saying it can't find the file in document_root\hello.jsp. If
I drop the hello.jsp in the document root and then try to hit the page
via the vhost name it works.

Do you have any suggestions how to serve up jsp's from a virtual host
  Jan 2, 2001, 03:52:27
I was windering if there was a place I counld download other people's config files? or could somebody send me theirs? (

also does anybody know how i get aphace to allow directories without the end '/'
(ie when I type ../test it tells me it cant find the page, I have to type .../test/ then it will work)

Also, for some reason my users directory thing wont work, I havent changed any config stuff there so I udnno why it wont work.


(heh I should buy a book)   
  Jan 2, 2001, 08:00:38
  How to read Content Lenght
I am running my apache server on windows 95 system .I am using perl to write my cgi scripts but i unable to send the results using the post methos .I feel my perl scripts are not able to read the bytes specifeied in the content length.
Please advise   
  Jan 2, 2001, 12:47:24
  Difference between Apace and Iplanet Web server

I would like to know the functional difference between the Apache websever and
Iplanet web server. I would also like to know the pros and cons in each of them.


  Jan 6, 2001, 10:15:24
  jpg and cgi
Hi all I just set up Apache 1.3 have all running smooth and testing cgi found that every time I call a jpg file the server tries to read it as a cgi script file where is the switch to fix this many thanks


  Jan 6, 2001, 14:35:40
  Apache Server Config

How do I configure Apache so that a URL reference ending in a directory will return a default document (e.g. index.htm) - that is suppose is typed into the location box of the browser, the Web server should automatically serve - something like Personal Web Server's 'Default Document' feature.

- Can this be done ? How ?
I am using Apache on Windows 98
Manish Bhobe   
  Jan 11, 2001, 18:21:05
   Re: CGI-Scripts don´t work!
Make sure that you've set the path for the interpreter!

or (for win32)

#!c:\program files\active perl\perl.exe

or something like this...   
  Jan 12, 2001, 15:25:41
  Running my own server
I am building a web site, and would like to host this site on my own server.I don't know about all the codes and everything that's involved with putting something like this together, I am going to make myself effectual. I understand that it is simplest, that I install unix platform such as Linux RPM. If so can it run a rather large web site that includes pages with javascript behaviers run well with this apache software. And do you recommend this all be ran on an external computer other than my workstation? For this device to handle up to 500 or more clients at a time, what would you suggest be done, if anything?   
  Jan 15, 2001, 02:40:34
   Re: Tomcat on Port 80 w/ Apache
Somewhere around line 225 in ../conf/server.xml you will find the statements


I changed the value to 80 and it works fine.
I have other problems around
with the configuration and servlet directory paths, but at least I have this
right. ;)   
  Jan 15, 2001, 05:07:34
   Re: hosting a webpage
Hi Michael,

Other that the hardware, software, and cable modem you have you will still need to subscribe to a service that will make you dynamic IP address useable for web hosting. You may refer to this site for more information. Also, you will need to have a useable domain name for your webpage, if you don't already have one.   
  Jan 16, 2001, 04:46:37
  pleaseHelp:CGI in user-directories
I recently installed LinuxPPC 200Q4 on my Mac and it comes preinstalled with Apache. I read a lot about configuring CGI-directories, and other stuff in the httpd.conf file. However it is still not possible for me to run CGIs in user directories and I absolutely don't know why!
in /home I have the httpd dir and also my user directories with a sub called public_html for everyone with an enclosed cgi-bin dir. this however is not able to run CGIs although I can run them in the main server cgi-bin dir at /home/httpd/html/cgi-bin.
I also don't know why my public_html pages work because I have not enabled /home/*/public_html directive (which is standard commented out). Since this directory doesn't ly within the document root: /home/httpd/html i don't understand why anyone has access to them?(they work fine with localhost/~username/). On the other hand these public _html directories should only fall under the standard 'Directory /' directive, which doesn't allow most access(so why can I read these pages?). The only Directory directive i have is for: /home/httpd/html!
I also don't understand why I don't have access to my scripts in any dir when I include Options ExecCGI in the 'directory /' directive.
I have all permissions tried to world executable...directories and files!

If someone could explain the convoluted magic of these directives I would be really thankful.
I freely admit I don't understand a lot of things but I wonder why none of the stuff I read so far on the net about it doesn't solve my problem. Can there be any option I forget, which is nowhere mentioned?   
  Jan 16, 2001, 16:47:11
  on Solaris Intel Plateform

I am wondering if this is tha same procedure for Solaris Intel.
If no can you please let me know where to get this

  Jan 16, 2001, 20:59:12
   Re: httpd fails to start on HP-UX

Basically, all the .so files need their execute bit turned on. I had the same problem as I did not have execute rights then i installed Apache. I got the permissions changed to execute from my DBA and the problem was resolved.

> Hi, I get the following error trying to start httpd on HP-UX 10.20.. help!
rmdc# /usr/local/web/apache/bin/apachectl start
/usr/lib/ Call to mmap() failed - TEXT /usr/local/web/apache/libexec/mod_vhost_alia
/usr/lib/ Permission denied
Syntax error on line 207 of /usr/local/web/apache/conf/httpd.conf:
Cannot load /usr/local/web/apache/libexec/ into server: Permission denie
/usr/local/web/apache/bin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started
  Jan 17, 2001, 00:26:30
How do I get ColdFusion Server to work with Apache? I followed the instructions on the allaire web site that told me to download a corresponding file to read the ColdFusion module and loaded the line of code into the httpd.conf file and Apache will not restart. In what place of the order of Load module statements should the Load ColdFusion module statement be placed in order to get it to work with Apache. Also, I put the ColdFusion .dll module file in the modules directory. Is this correct? Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.   
  Jan 19, 2001, 16:20:32
  zcat errors
I downloaded apache_1.3.14-IP22-sgi-irix32.tar.gz
From the "Installing a Pre-built Package on Unix" section...
I attempt to expand the file with:
zcat apache_1.3.14-IP22-sgi-irix32.tar.gz | tar xf -
I get the error:
apache_1.3.14-IP22-sgi-irix32.tar.gz.Z: No such file or directory
I change the file's name from apache_1.3.14-IP22-sgi-irix32.tar.gz to apache_1.3.14-IP22-sgi-irix32.tar.gz.Z
I attempt to expand the file with:
zcat apache_1.3.14-IP22-sgi-irix32.tar.gz | tar xf -
I get the error:
apache_1.3.14-IP22-sgi-irix32.tar.gz: not in compressed format
I'm pretty new at this. Does anyone have any suggestions for how I get through this problem? Is there a good place to get answers to such basic questions as this?
Thank you.
  Jan 19, 2001, 22:30:03
  DHCP and linux
I am tring to set up apache on my computer running RedHat 7.0 . I have a dynamic IP (but it only changes 1 a year) and want to run a personal website from the @home service. I have done it on a windows machine but can't get it to work on linux. I want to use the IP as the server name in the config file but It
it chokes on this and gives me an error saying "cannot determine local host name" I want to get the site working using just the IP before I change my DNS servers.
If you have any sugestions PLEASE let me know!
(Don't tell me I'm not supposed to be running a website with @home, I know that)   
  Jan 24, 2001, 04:33:10
   Re: ColdFusion
Have a look here. I had a similar problem and documented the solution.
Hope this helps.
  Jan 25, 2001, 03:25:32
please, can you state the differrence between the unix apache to internet information service, version 4 and 5.

  Feb 1, 2001, 13:11:50
Hello, i talk english juste a little bite, what files i have to download for install apache in my Unix machine. I don t have apache on my computer and y want de last version of apache serveur.

Tanks !
  Feb 1, 2001, 16:01:19
  help with setting up Apache for ASP
does anybody know if it is possible to make Apache understand Active Server Pages ?   
  Feb 3, 2001, 18:46:51
I have installed apache with modssl, everything is working just greate.
Now to my problem , if someone is loging on with http i want my server to switch to https automatic.
  Feb 4, 2001, 10:57:27
   Re: Re: servlets
Or you can install Resin. See:   
  Feb 6, 2001, 19:47:37
   Re: Running my own server
Definitely on a seperate machine. Your machine will slow right down if you are using it as a desktop while multiple users are accessing the files.   
  Feb 6, 2001, 20:32:27
   Re: JSP on Apache
try apache with tomcat - which has jsp features   
  Feb 7, 2001, 11:23:29
  robot.txt and white screens
I would like to know what the robots.txt file is? Also Apache is not displaying my web pages right anybody who hits my site at sees nothing but a blank white screen no matter wether they are trying to access the site on the internet or my lan, yet i can view the web pages fine in my web page editor>   
  Feb 8, 2001, 18:27:56
  Help Removing and redoing
I have on numerous occasions type rpm -i apach* and have even downloaded the tar file and installed them in the /home/ /apache dir's. Now and this goes to figure Apache and myself are extremely confused when runtime is there.
I also used comanche to configure it without much success actually. Any suggestions short of formatting and reinstalling linux?

When I get it cleaned up I would like to use apache to administer my web page. I have a domain name of will that work there is now www before it?

I run linux-mandrake 7.2
PacSmell DSL
Linksys Router

  Feb 8, 2001, 19:51:31
  Individual User Website's
Hi, I have users who can ftp/telnet into my box, with their own login/pass (a shell account) how would I go about giving each user their own web page such as a public_html so users would get a site? Can apache do this? If yes, how?   
  Feb 10, 2001, 09:48:11
  Apache and JSP
I am a student of Bcs and i want to know how to configur and relate apache with jsp. plese help me as soon as possible.i am very great full of you.   
  Feb 12, 2001, 23:31:14
   Re: problem getting started
Add the command 'pause' at the end of the start.bat file (in the \bin directory). Then the window will stay on the screen giving you time to read the error message that is probably displayed on it.

  Feb 15, 2001, 10:11:13
  error log 'couldn't spawn child process' for php or perl scripts
Anyone know what this means? I'm running Apache on Win32 (finally) - specifically Windows 98 SE.   
  Feb 15, 2001, 15:22:45
   Re: Re: Re: Domain Name Help
I think actually you don't need co-located server to have actual domain name. That may be too expensive. The cheaper way is to host your own server and have it connected to a cable modem or DSL which is a lot cheaper than co-located. Then you can use those Dynamic DNS service to have it pointed to you server at home. Might want to find more info at   
  Feb 15, 2001, 19:15:26
  How to set up the .qmail-default file on Apache Server 1.3.12
I am totally new at this but my host has given me full access to the portion of the server where my site is housed. I need to start creating my aliased mail account in there and the extent of what my host told me was to open .qmail-default in Notepad and edit it with the aliases...etc. How do I go about putting that stuff in there...I am confused...   
  Feb 15, 2001, 19:25:25
  Max Clients
I need to change the default of 256 clients. I know its in httpd.h and you change the Hard Server Max or somthing like that, dont have it in front of me.
Question do I have to recompile the whole server again or does anyone know a trick, perhaps hex editing a paticular file or somthing less drastic then recompiling the whole thing.
  Feb 17, 2001, 05:21:17
please provide me the installation information of apache web server on linux6.0/6.2/7.0 and also configuration of apache on linux.please also provide me the configuration of apache with tomcat for using java server pages.
thanking you
ajay agarwal
  Feb 17, 2001, 06:37:53
   Re: JSP on Apache
You need to install Tomcat(download from apache site) and configure apache to work with tomcat.   
  Feb 21, 2001, 06:43:42
   Re: Domain Name Help
you should change it in "ServerName localhost" to ServerName yourname
and you have to add anew dns name in /etc/host
good luck   
  Feb 23, 2001, 04:19:24
  Apache configuration
can anyone explain me how to configure an apache server on a linux machine?

i wanna make it an intranet server for the begining
- the httpd is running
- ServerName is but i cannot see it in a browser with address or http://localhost/
-i also have samba installed and working...

any help will be useful,



  Feb 26, 2001, 10:31:22
   Re: help with setting up Apache for ASP
You can run ASP on the Apache unix platform by using ChiliASP from ChiliSoft.   
  Feb 28, 2001, 22:33:00
  Apache + Bluestone
I want to know how to work Apache webserver with Bluestone application server.
Is there any resource for connecting apache - Bluestone?

Any help will be deeply apreciated.   
  Mar 1, 2001, 21:58:15
   Re: JSP on Apache
I think,you need a web server with servlet engine like tomcat.then use tomcat just to run jsp and apache for html only.   
  Mar 3, 2001, 03:26:25
   Re: Apache on sun
You can download Apache for Sun Solaris at;

good luck!   
  Mar 3, 2001, 05:20:08
I did not get any thing related mod_fastcgi.   
  Mar 5, 2001, 21:48:15
   Re: JSP on Apache

I've see your question on Apache Web Site.
You had a JSP/Apache Problem last year.
I have now the same problem as you.
Could you help me, thank you very much.

  Mar 6, 2001, 17:15:06
Your's site is very much helpful, even i didn't have that much exposure to apache, i got it in your site but I've installed redhat linux into my Tecra8000 machine, and also i've choosen redhat linux 7.0, i heard about the apache server is coming along with that, so i want to know where should i look for
apache stuff in this installation.
Please guide me and also suggest me is there is any place to get the related source.

Thanx in advance.   
  Mar 7, 2001, 21:29:13
  ASP on Apache using Windows
Does anyone know how to run ASP-pages on Apache using a Windowssystem?   
  Mar 9, 2001, 10:18:57
  IIS and Apache
can you use microsoft iis and apache together so that you have only one web server. any ideas on how to cet it up and what to configure ???

thanks in advance   
  Mar 9, 2001, 11:20:58
   Re: hosting a webpage
No you don't have to resort to that. There is a good program out there that you can use that will allways point to your changing ip address. Check out Dynip addressing program. Good Luck   
  Mar 10, 2001, 00:00:33
  help needed in apache
Iam a newbie using apache.Iam using apache to
> host
> > our company's training plan on our intranet under
> > win95 environment.The training plan consists of
> > several html pages and ppts.The requirement now is
> > that to provide access control.That is we have two
> > groups of trainee batches accessing the same
> > training
> > material.The second batch should not see certain
> > pages
> > meant for the first batch.
> >
> > After reading thro the apache documentation,i
> found
> > that we can have directory/file level access
> control
> > based on the IP address of the machine requesting
> > the
> > web pages.The problem is that i don't want the
> > access
> > control to be based on the IP address because our
> > trainee machine's IP address keep changing
> > frequently.
> >
> > Can i put the second trainee batch into some sort
> of
> > a
> > logical group(based on the login username or
> > something
> > similar to that) and check in the apache server
> > whether the request is coming from a machine
> > belonging
> > to that group and enforce access contol,or is
> there
> > any other better,secure method.
> >
> > Pls do help me and sorry for the disturbance
> caused
> > if
> > any.
> >
> > Thanx in advance,
> > Alfred
> >
  Mar 10, 2001, 11:30:29
  apache problems
first time i had a Linux Mandrake 7.0. I configured an apache there and everything worked fine, but then i installed Mandrake 7.2 distribution. Config files are the same now (as they were in Mandrake7.0), apache runs without reporting any errors, but nothing works.
I tried "http://localhost", "" in konqueror, lynx, NN4.7 but it failed to show a startpage (# hostname says localhost). I tried with DocumentRoot in default and with my own set (/web/www and /web/cgi-bin for CGIs). What could be a problem?
I've got some problems while bootin' ("amd forgot to set AF_INET in udp sendmsg. FIX IT!" - how?; failed to start lvs) and "stopping md [failed]" while shutdown. Could this things prevent httpd to work correctly?   
  Mar 11, 2001, 12:44:22
   Re: hosting a webpage
> I have a few questions about using apache and hosting a web page. Here is the system I'm running.
Windows2000 pro
pentium2 w/mmx
128mg ram
Road Runner cable access
I was wondering if I can host a website with what I have or because I have a dynamic IP address, do I have to purchase a business account so that I'll have a static IP address in order to host a site.

You could get something like "dynip". It runs in the background and allows you to have a dynamic address but converts it to a static map. You can even use it if you have a regged domain. To see what I mean goto .   
  Mar 11, 2001, 14:41:26
   Re: IIS and Apache
Yes and no... Obviously you can't have the two servers bonded to the same port, but you are able to keep them both running at the same time. I'm doing that on my Win2K box:
Apache runs the webserver, and serves the bulk of my pages off port 80.
I run IIS for the FTP site and an administrative http:// site to allow me some control over the box, as well as manipulations of my FTP sites (I run an anon ftp site some times to allow users to upload files to me, so when I need it, I log into the Admin site, turn on my anon ftp, set to 1 user at a time, and let my customers upload. When they're done, they call me, and I turn it off - through the http:// interface on IIS's Administrative Web site). Just run your IIS stuff off an alternate port (or Apache on something else), and you should be fine. When two services bond to the same port is when you're going to have trouble.   
  Mar 12, 2001, 18:04:56
   Re: hosting a webpage

The only way to host a website is to have a static IP along with an entry with a DNS server. If you register your domain name with, you can use their GUI tool to have their DNS point to your IP address on your system.

Easy to do, but static IP is mandatory.   
  Mar 12, 2001, 20:09:51
  Installation in Win 98 !

I want to know how to install Tomcat 3.2.1 in Window98,
step by step.
  Mar 12, 2001, 23:24:34
   Re: Re: Domain Name Help
That is not entirely true,

you can setup Virtual Hosts that point to the same IP address.

  Mar 13, 2001, 02:18:49
  DNS name
The person was not correct,

you can also set up virtual hosts that goto the same Ip address.

I aggree totally ,

if the case was to pay someone else to host , then have a server....this is the whole idea of setting up a server.   
  Mar 13, 2001, 02:22:58
  UBB on Apache
I tried to get a UBB (Bullitin Board) to work on IIS, it didn't, and i was told apache would run it with no extra's or configuration etc.

i got apache for win2k and it hosts a webpage perfectly, only no-boards
i have made sure IIS is disabled, and followed the install instructions for the UBB
i can't seem to get CGI or .pl scripts to run, to install and configure the server though.
PLEASE can someone help me, it's really bugging me, and after a week of trying, i still can't get it to work.

  Mar 13, 2001, 21:55:58
  how to run servlet on ApacheServer
I am using apache frist time getting diffculties in servlet on the server
Please let me know where i should keep my servlet codes in the server.
Thanking you
  Mar 16, 2001, 07:44:33
   Re: CGI-Scripts don´t work!
Hi Simon,
I cannot help you as I have just run into the same problem. I get a 500, 615 error massage in the access log. have you got an answer to our problem or shall I post my problem to these pages?
  Mar 21, 2001, 06:51:26
Dear sir
this is very nice documentation
  Mar 23, 2001, 06:27:36
   Re: how to run servlet on ApacheServer
1.install apache. httpd.conf give the server name as "local host" (Dont forget to remove the
comment ie. # symbol
3.You need an adopter for servlets.(ex.jserv)
4.compile the the .class files of your servlets in the directory
called servlets. address bar give http://localhost/servlet/servletname(.class name)   
  Mar 24, 2001, 14:02:01
  How to FTP to my computer
I've got the apache server running on my win 98, I would like to know how to ftp to it. Can you point me to docs or other information sources I can read more about this?
Thanks for any help you can give.
  Mar 26, 2001, 14:21:00
   Re: Re: hosting a webpage
>Static Mandatory?

That is not true. I host a web site and I have a dynmic ip(Earthlink DSL) and I use a tool from for the work around. Check it out for free for 30 days. I have been using it for a week and it's very nice.   
  Mar 27, 2001, 22:33:03
  permissions for web directories
I have Apache 1.3 on Linux, and my website content is listed in /var/www/html

What is the most common method of ownership for these directories? Set them as root, or create a group called webadmin, or what?   
  Mar 29, 2001, 21:58:25
  I need help getting started... please help...
I've just installed RedHat Linux 7.0 as a server system. It comes with Apache... and I've configured the httpd.conf file to reflect the appropriate address and domains and such. I've also gotten my internet connection (768/768 sdsl) set up... with a static ip.
I try to access the main page by entering http://my.ip.address.blah but it wont show anything... but I noticed that when I do try to access the server, my Bridge/Modem blinks, obviously saying that it's working...
Could someone show me what the problem could be? Thanx
  Mar 30, 2001, 19:00:47
   Re: JSP on Apache
apache on its own can't handle any jsp or servlet request, we need to configure some plugin for apache to handle these, the best plugin i encounterd is tomcat, u can download from the site


Visit At :   
  Apr 2, 2001, 03:30:42
  How to ENABLE CGI?
I had installed Apache and it works well. But, I can't enable the CGI function. So that I can't run CGI on my server. T_T, Can anyone help me? How to enable it. I had tried many times, it shows 404 error only.   
  Apr 4, 2001, 11:38:18
  Removing Port Number from URL
I have apache installed and running on a Sun UNIX box. The problem I have is changing the URL name. i have to type this to get to my home page: How do i change this to with not port number? thanks,

  Apr 9, 2001, 14:45:50
  Internal error 2755. 1632
Tried installing Apache - doube clicked apache_1.3.19-win32-no_src-r2.msi, filled in all it asked - it abends with Internal error 2755. 1632. Any pointers?   
  Apr 10, 2001, 12:09:45
  Apache can be used both for CGI and Servlets
we have Apache server installed on solaris 2.6 and currently we are using CGI-Perl scripts on it. Now for some specific requirements we also wants to use Servlets.
I know that I can use servlets on Apache by installing Tomcat or Resin, but wants to know can we use CGI-perl and Servlets simultaneously on Apache???

Pl. advice if someone know this.
thanks in advance....

  Apr 12, 2001, 15:20:36
  Don't know how to download!
It's unclear for people to know how to download the entire file or one by one.   
  Apr 17, 2001, 01:29:51
  Intergration of mysql,php and winme
I am new user implementing a test database to process examinations at my university. I was wondering if anyone has intergrated PHP4 , Mysql on Windows millenium with apache as a web server.I would appreciate any information on how to do this and some of the bugs.


  Apr 17, 2001, 10:09:34
  Valid hostnames
Hi you all!

I had a problem with an Apache 1.3.12 (IBM HTTP Server). The same programs are running with different hostnamens on a test machine. Now I'm trying to make them work on a porduction machine.

Are there hostnames limitation such that "" it is not a valid hostaname, while the test amchin uses an this is working good?

Plus, on the production machine, the site "" it's working good too.

So it's possible that "_" it's not a valid charachter?

Thank you, Carlo   
  Apr 19, 2001, 12:19:25
   Re: JSP on Apache
If you are using tomcat, it is very easy to do:
-Follow the instructions provided in the tomcat documentation in:

The process is this:
Copy the mod_jk library to the appropiate directory
Edit the httpd.conf file and add the following at the end:
- Include TOMCAT_HOME/conf/mod_jk.conf-auto

That should do it.

  Apr 20, 2001, 17:04:04
I'm trying to install and configure Apache 1.3 on an iMAC that is running OS X. I've been reading that this is possible using a terminal window that runs BSD Unix. So I should be able to follow the steps above in installing Apache on Unix systems right? Can someone please confirm this? Thanks.   
  Apr 21, 2001, 02:13:39
  Apr 21, 2001, 08:58:47

Can anyone kindly help me to download "APACHE" webserver and install it to use it?
I went to the mirror sites for downloading but don't know how to download it.
Such mirror site is:

I have no experience with this sort of downloading.
I have downloading softwares before on the internet but normally these softwares' files get downloaded in one package such as on my C:\Program Files
or in .zip files which come onto my desktop where I unzip the files.

But this new experience of downloading is driving me crazy.
I completetly have no clue what to do.
TThere seems to be a lot of links or maybe they are files which I need to click on each and evryone of them to download?
How can I download all these (if all these files are necessary) in 1 go rather than 1 by 1?
And how can I know which files are required or necessary and which files are optional and have nothing to do with the running of the webserver?

Please, someone help me. I am new on the internet and am having trouble understanding all this on:
where it gives information to download but the tutorial was actually created for techno-wizards and not an ordinary person.

Thank You

  Apr 26, 2001, 12:15:48

Can anyone kindly tell me whether APACHE freeware webserver is for just creating my own website on my own computer or can I give out free webspace to other internet users who can create their own websites from their own computers that will be hosted on my computer as APACHE would be installed on my computer?
Will they have browser interface web creation tool.
I mean can I give them a "File Manager" where they can log in to their accounts and create, edit, delete, move, upload files and images, etc.?

If "APACHE" is not for such. Can anyone tell me if there is a freeware that deals in such or even a shareware?

Any helps appreciated.


  Apr 26, 2001, 12:23:17
  user public_html qns
I was wondering how do i make my apache add a "/" at the end of
for eg. <-add a "/" here.

rather then asking the users to remember to give their homepage address with as in

My apache server is setup with mandrake 8.0, and no change in conf files, but it jus can't work for the users directory without a "/" place at the back.
how do i slove this problem?   
  Apr 27, 2001, 12:46:36
  Apache for Sun
I want to install Apache for Sun so please send me the URL on the site.

  May 3, 2001, 12:12:35
  Perl Setup
I'm trying to setup Perl with Apache but am lost. I've read the documentation for Apache and mod Perl but still am without direction. I'm running Apache under Windows 2000. What do I need to do to get this running for my websites using Apache?   
  May 3, 2001, 20:30:59
   Re: CGI-Scripts don´t work!
Did you fix that problem? Because I have the same one, I can't configure this Apache.
They gave us some directions but are not working.
If you found the answer please help me.
  May 8, 2001, 14:20:32
   Re: CGI -SCRIPTS do not work
Dear Sir:

You need to change the path of your documents in your srm.conf file in order to load the default page of apache.

  May 9, 2001, 12:58:08
  Exchange2k OWA Apache
First of all, I am new to Apache Web Server. I have been using IIS for 4 years now and I am tired of the security holes in it! :) So, I am moving to Apache. There are several things I need help on, some which reading the docs will explain. Any help here would be great as well.

1. I am using Exchange 2000 with the OWA client (Outlook Web Access). Is there way to use OWA under Apache? Presently, the only option I found is to run an Intranet Site for OWA on the IIS server and Apache on the Internet Site.

2. I host web sites that users use FrontPage. Presently this is supported by IIS. I understand all that is needed is to download the module and add it to the apache list. Is this correct?

3. This works along with question number 2. I am still a bit confused on security. I am use to NTFS permissions on security folders and so forth. What is the process of securing directories under Linux/apache? How does this work with FrontPage access and the latest creation of WebDAV?

4. Last question, in the past, I have seen when a user logs in via FTP it goes directly to their home directory instead of the /root. This is different for each user that logs in. Where is this configured?

Thanks again for all your help.

  May 10, 2001, 14:50:44
  help : apache - weblogic getting synched??!??!
where are the config issues at either end, ie weblogic/apache to get them running as applicaton/web servers respectively!!
am able to link to my apahce (ie html files) but am not able to touch base with my servlets in weblogic!!!!
what next?and where next??   
  May 15, 2001, 15:42:31
  Reason after reinstall
I have an apache 1.3 installed previously. After I download
a higher version, I installed it and found that some of the
configuration is lost. So I unstall the new one and reinstall
the old version of Apache. The configuration file is recovered
using the backup file. But when I open the default website, it
return to let me choose a place to save the downloaded file,
just as downloading a file using HTTP from website, and the
file is index.html, actually what is to be displayed. And on
the top of the save as dialog it read:
save as (TYPE application/x-httpd-php)
But I cheched the httpd.conf and add the line
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php .html
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php3
and it still don't work!

who can help me on this problem?

Thanks a lot!   
  May 16, 2001, 16:30:53
  Can't view with Netscape
Morning all

I recently set Apache 1.3 up at work. Our LAN, others can view my site with IE, but with Netscape, all we get is a "Host contacted, waiting for reply..." for the 300 seconds I set up in httpd.conf, and then Netscape pops up the window saying that the connection was reset by the peer. If anyone has any suggestions concerning why Netscape will not view the site (it works on my machine, since I'm running the server), and how I can get it to do so, since we are migrating to an entirely-Netscape environment soon, I would appreciate it, and I might even get to keep my job.

John T. Cyr   
  May 18, 2001, 13:34:41
  Installing Apache
I have the 1.3.6 version for Windows 98, I am able to get the server on localhost, but how do yuo host a domain name? I have one registered but i can't figure out how to host it. I would save me a lot of time if someone knew how...

  May 21, 2001, 00:04:39
  Apache and FrontPage Extensions
Does Apache work with FrontPage Extensions? If the answer is yes, how do I install those extensions? Thank you!   
  May 23, 2001, 07:21:30
  Unable to get Apache to work.
I have recently installed Microsoft's PWS on my computer, and decided Apache would be a better choice. So I left it on and got Apache. I can get my PWS site to work, but not my Apache site. I know very little about servers, and was wondering what I can do to get my site up and running on Apache. Any help would be greatly appreciated.   
  May 28, 2001, 06:54:57
   Re: Unable to get Apache to work.
I had the same problem and found that I needed to turn off PWS as the default server. Apache started up after that.   
  May 30, 2001, 13:14:31
   Re: Apache and JSP
Hi , you will have to use TOMCAT as either in a stand alone mode or with Apache .   
  May 31, 2001, 21:26:16
  Problems with Apache
I'm using Apache for Windows under Windows 2000. When I want to acess the serv er with my Browser, i see a

Access Denied
File not found or access denied

error. I have not change any settings in any config files, and the server is running. Can anybody help me, please?   
  Jun 2, 2001, 17:39:48
   Re: Re: Re: Domain Name Help
Whoever that was that answered the first guys questions on how to get his http://localhost to something like For one thing you DO NOT need to pay some company for hosting or co-located. You can use your own isp and the apache web server especially if your on an isp such as cable thats already online 24/7. If you already have a domain say thru network solutions as i do such as and you want to host it yourself you can because i do it myself. You can either configure you computers domain name to be the same as the information in the config file of the apache software. I have a domain thru network solutions, so you can go to their web site and fill out a form and give them your dns info and admistration info of your isp so it will point to your computer instead of it pointing to a internet web hosting company. Whoever the person was that says you need to go out and spend all kinds of money and go thru this and that business to get it done has no idea what he is talking about and better go back and rwad up on networks and such.   
  Jun 6, 2001, 03:16:06
  change index,html default.
does anybody know how to change the index.html default ?
I am using php and want my "home page" to be a file with php extension.

is it possible ??

  Jun 6, 2001, 08:12:25
I have installed apache web server on Linux and one more on Win NT. I have protected some pages with password using the .htaccess file. I wish to send information i.e. user id and password to a servlet after the authentication is successful. The servlets are running in Tomcat as the servlet engine.
I would highly appreciate if any one can throw light on this.

  Jun 7, 2001, 04:32:48
  Apache Configuration
hello evry one,

I have recently locaded linux and want to configure Apache on the local network as proxy and also as a web server. Can ne one help me plse

  Jun 20, 2001, 05:57:03
I am a new user trying to use .htacess to protect some directories and files.
There are some many documentations to read. Can someone kindly help to provide a simple straight forward answer.
  Jun 22, 2001, 03:50:06
  How to find out my IP addr in Linux (using DHCP)

I have installed Linux-Mandrake 7.2 and Apache 1.3 on it.

If I enter the I get the xpected index page from apache, so I know it is running properly. I Installed the Linux box in a home network and it is getting it's IP address from a DHCP server (router). I need to find out what is the IP address assigned to it. On a windows enviroment I use IPCONFIG, what shuld I do to find out what IP address was assignet to it?

  Jun 25, 2001, 14:13:17
  Starting problems !!
I cant start my apache to work in my Windows, i always get "Apache server shutdown initiated..." error message after i tried to start my apache. Can anybody help me please !!!!!!   
  Jun 29, 2001, 21:47:56
  Can I integrate Tomcat and Apache on Win 98 without VC++ 6.0?

I am trying to integrate Tomcat and Apache on Win 98 with mod_jk. But I have a question about Visual C++ 6.0 - is it a prerequisite to make mod_jk to work!

Any comments are greatly appreciated!


  Jul 5, 2001, 18:26:32
   Re: Free web server
That's obvious. Not everything that is free is easy to use. Most free things on the net involve a lot of skill or reading to use   
  Jul 6, 2001, 15:47:24
  Apaches Byte-Range
Does anyone know how to get the Byte-Range (Resumes) to work on Apache?
I'm using 1.3.14 and I can find nothing on the main Apache site on this subject.
Some people say it's on by default, some say otherwise.

Help. :-)
  Jul 8, 2001, 18:54:29
  How do you maintain old and outdated logfiles
I need to know if there is a directive to remove out dated logfiles for a directory and putting a limit on how big the file can grow? Can anyone help   
  Jul 11, 2001, 21:55:00
  Others can view the page
Im having a problem with others seeing my webpage, when I test it out on my own computer its fine, but when others view it,its dead, I dont know if its my ISP? Or if there is something with the software, or im not configuring it right, if someone could help me that would be appreciated. Ive tried it on both win 98 and linux...

  Jul 12, 2001, 06:24:44
   Re: project
Update to RH 7.1 and use up2date feature to download and install apache. 6.2 has a bug that keeps u from using up2date, they say u can fix that but I tried for days. 6.2 is not worth the trouble get 7.1   
  Jul 13, 2001, 02:56:00
   Re: How to find out my IP addr in Linux (using DHCP)
You can find out your Linux or UNIX machine's IP address from /etc/hosts file..
  Jul 17, 2001, 22:54:39
  Problem with CGI enabling
I have installed Apache server for Win NT machine and it is working fine. But I am bot able to run the CGI scripts at all. I installed Active PERL and with that in the command prompt I can see my perl sripts are good enought to generate a valid html page. I tried the same files in other UNIX machine and there it is working fine.
My question is do I require to set any file type properties in windows NT explorer or do I require to configure my server using conf files?
I tried with adding ScriptAlias and AddHandler into srm.conf file as well as httpd.conf file also but could not get succeeded.
Can anyone please give some pointer to solve this problem.
  Jul 19, 2001, 22:50:02
  domain name and gifs/jpgs
I am a beginner in every sense of the word! I have put our registered domain name into the config file in the appropriate place (as I found in the past notes here on the issue). However, as I can get our page through localhost still, I cannot log into our page from any computer in our network here using the server name that I put in the config file. Please help!

ALSO, and this could be a writing problem, but in my webpage design I am not able to see any gifs or jpgs that I have written to show up on our page. When I view the written page in a html viewer it comes up fine and says that it is written correctly, however I cannot get it to show up at all in our page when bringing it up under Apache. There are only the little boxes with red Xs in them. I am using the most current InternetExplorer to view it. Thanks for any help!!
  Jul 20, 2001, 15:51:10
   Re: Re: IIS and Apache
Dear Mac,

Obviously this looks like a perfect way to make a smooth transfer from a IIS-hosted website to an Apache-hosted one.
I have (standard) hosted by IIS5 and I'm trying to make a transition to Apache, I assume this can be done by configuration. Is it then possible to have a complete different content (the new content) on
After this is working, I want to registrate another domain ( and forward the URL to Is this possible too?
Don't ask me why, it's just a mather of making a smooth transition.

Thanks in advance, Gerrit Bon.   
  Jul 21, 2001, 13:00:03
   Re: Re: Re: Re: Domain Name Help
Dear Sybertek,

Okay, that's what I did too. But isn't it still obligatory to go to your ISP and put your IP in their DNSes?
Could you please explain to me this concept. What are the steps to perform to the registrar and what are the steps to perform at the site of your ISP?

Thanks in advance, Gerrit Bon.   
  Jul 21, 2001, 13:10:10
  which version is running
This maybe really easy but I can't seem to find the answer. I would like to find out what version is running in my linux machine currently? It was installed by someone else long time ago. I can't seem to find the source file in the src directory. Is there any command I can run to find out what version is running currently?

  Jul 24, 2001, 01:41:59
  The whole Domain name process
Could one of you professional apache users setup the whole process of setting up the domain name and attaching it to apache so you can use it for the website. I am very unfamiliar with this process. Thank you very much to all you gurus helpin everyone out.
  Jul 31, 2001, 17:09:38
  CC/PP Exchange Protocol
I need to know which version of apache web server support Cc/PP exchange Protocol.

Thanx in advance

  Aug 2, 2001, 06:28:27
   Re: CGI-Scripts don´t work!
Did you get configuration how to configure server for cgi? If yes please tell me! Tnx.   
  Aug 7, 2001, 09:24:39
   Re: How to find out my IP addr in Linux (using DHCP)
ifconfig -a   
  Aug 9, 2001, 06:51:13
   Re: Tomcat on Port 80 w/ Apache
If you want to change the port that tomcat is on, go into the server.xml file that is found in /path to jakarta tomcat/conf, and find these lines and change the port to 80 like shown below:


Now just restart Tomcat and you should be running on port 80. I dunno if thats safe to run apache on the same port...or if its even possible for that matter. I'll look into it.

Hope this helps,
Matthew J
  Aug 9, 2001, 08:41:46
  apachectl does not work
I have compiled and installed apache 1.3.19 on FreeBSD 4.2 and everything seem to be where it should be--apacheclt is in /usr/local/apache/bin etc.... When I try to run apachectl I get the following message, "Aug 13 13:00:40 dhcppc2 /kernel: pid 631 (httpd), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
Segmentation fault - core dumped
/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started"

I have looked at the apachectl file and I see the following line
I do not see that file in that path, as a matter of fact I have not been able to find that file.

I have searched for a solution in several apache newsgroups and have looked through several books about apache and cannot find a solution.

Can someone help me get my apache server up and running.

  Aug 13, 2001, 13:14:10
i think it would be very usefull for me and all the people that are starting with apache to make a full downloable version of the support documents in pdf or doc format

  Aug 15, 2001, 15:36:29
  Upgrade Apache 1.3.20 (Debian)

I wonder is anyone using Debian package for apache ? I am having some challenger during the upgrading.

I would like to upgrade apache version from 1.3.9-13.2 to apache-dev_1.3.9-13.2 which allow me to used apxs command. I follow the instruction on Release Notes for Debian GNU/Linux 2.2('potato'), Intelx86 Chapter 3 Upgrades from previous release
( Here is the setting in sources.list

deb file:/var/ftp/debian potato main apache-dev_1.3.9-13.2.deb

I stored the .deb file in :

A error message displayed :
Err file: potato/main Packages
File not found
Ign file: potato/main Release
Err file: potato/apache-dev_1.3.9-13.2.deb Packages
File not found
Ign file: potato/apache-dev_1.3.9-13.2.deb Release
Failed to fetch file:/var/ftp/debian/dists/potato/main/binary-i386/Packages
File not found
Failed to fetch file:/var/ftp/debian/dists/potato/apache-dev_1.3.9-13.2.deb/binary-i386/Packages
File not found
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
W: Couldn't stat source package list 'file: potato/main Packages' (/var/state/apt/lists/_var_ftp_debian_dists_potato_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list 'file: potato/apache-dev_1.3.9-13.2.deb Packages' (/var/state/apt/lists/_var_ftp_debian_dists_potato_apache-dev%5f1.3.9-13.2.deb_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these missing files
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
1) I suspect I make a mistake on the path setting. I have tried to amend the directory path with few combination. Unfortunately it not work. Can anyone help me on this ?

2) Can I upgrade apache from apache orginasation instead of .deb file ??

3) May I know what is the command to check the version of debian that I am using ?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

best regards,

  Aug 22, 2001, 07:32:28
   Re: Upgrade Apache 1.3.20 (Debian)
I have find my mistake the setting should be
deb file:/var/ftp/debian potato main
instead of
deb file:/var/ftp/debian potato main apache-dev_1.3.9-13.2.deb

I think I should not download all the package. So, I download apache-dev_1.3.9-13.2 and run install dpkg --install apache-dev_1.3.9-13.2.deb
msg displayed :
Selecting previously deselected package apache-dev.
(Reading database ... 25681 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking apache-dev (from apache-dev_1.3.9-13.2.deb) ...
Setting up apache-dev (1.3.9-13.2) ...

Can anyone tell me does it mean the upgrading is sucessfully ? Where is the new version located ? How to check the version of apache ?

Any helps is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

best regards,

  Aug 23, 2001, 07:05:44
  Apache FTP account creation
I am running apache 1.3.20 on win32 and am wondering how, if at all it is even possible, to set up FTP accounts for it.

Also, if anyone knows how to fix the php causing a server error when accessing a non-existing php document, and how to configure php so it will never display certain files / directories on the server, that would help too!

Thank you!!   
  Aug 23, 2001, 16:26:51
   Re: servlets
I have the same question. Hopefully we can communicate and help each other, thanks!   
  Aug 28, 2001, 21:29:01
Hello, how do i configure apache to run digichat server?
please i need a answer...   
  Sep 4, 2001, 18:00:13
  First time user
Hello Sir,
I'm first time using Apache, which is pre install on Linux in some directory not in user/local.
While starting up the http server ($ bin/apachectl start), i'm getting the following error...

fopen: No such file or directory.
httpd: Could not open document config file /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf

bin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started.

What could be the reason.
please advise, thanking u in advance.

  Sep 5, 2001, 06:33:54
  Tomcat question
I got the following message from a prompted up window after I typed the "startup" in bin directory:

2001-09-05 23:30:11 - ContextManager: Adding context Ctx( /examples )
2001-09-05 23:30:11 - ContextManager: Adding context Ctx( /admin )
Starting tomcat. Check logs/tomcat.log for error messages
2001-09-05 23:30:11 - ContextManager: Adding context Ctx( )
2001-09-05 23:30:11 - ContextManager: Adding context Ctx( /test )
2001-09-05 23:30:11 - PoolTcpConnector: Starting HttpConnectionHandler on 8080
2001-09-05 23:30:11 - PoolTcpConnector: Starting Ajp12ConnectionHandler on 8007

then stopped(the cursor was blinking under the following message), does this mean the tomcat is running ok or something wrong? Thanks a lot!

  Sep 6, 2001, 16:31:12
  add more sites in Apache server

I want to add more sites on Apache server and assigning IPs to it.
Pl tell me how I can do this.

Pl also tell me how to create virtual sites   
  Sep 17, 2001, 10:23:19
   Re: know how
>let me know the copmanies who work 100% on this platform
as i am a C++ >program with OS as UNIX and RDBMS as SYBASE
waiting for reply

i think the best way to experience Apache is to hava hands on experience by yourself with it. as with your experience, it should not be hard to toy with the syntax of httpd.conf etc.

a popular combination is to have apache as the server, with php as the server side scripting and various of rdbms like mysql/postgres etc for the database.
good luck!   

  Sep 18, 2001, 14:41:52
   Re: Apache for Sun
You can down load   
  Sep 20, 2001, 17:48:51
   Re: add more sites in Apache server   
  Sep 20, 2001, 20:54:52
  Making Apache work in my DMZ
I have the following setup:

- Cable Modem connection to the Internet
- LinkSys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router BESFR41 ( WAN LAN)
- Linux machine running Apache configured as DMZ host via router (

* Running version Apache-AdvancedExtranetServer/1.3.20 (Mandrake Linux/3mdk)
mod_ssl/2.8.4 OpenSSL/0.9.6b PHP/4.0.6

My domain name ( is registered and has been working for quite some time. When I installed the router and moved my machine into the DMZ it quit responding on port 80 from the outside world. Other ports work fine (i.e. 21,22,25)...

It works fine on the LAN (i.e., and I can use the use the domain name to reach it from a machine on my LAN, but accessing it from outside fails. Accessing it using the domain name internally show up in the access log as coming from the router.

I suspect that this is a virtual hosting issue, but I am having no joy trying to fix it.

What can I do to solve this?


  Sep 21, 2001, 16:55:12
  not so simple --HELP~~!!
i tried, it is not such simple to change the content of the Apache server, after install, the default is a testing page, if as the article above says just change the DocumentRoot path in the httpd.conf file, it does not work, sinese there is a AceessConfig directive! how to set the AccessConfig ???
when i did as what the article says above, my access to my server was denied.
and i read the erorr log file, it said "htaccess" had some problems....
if you or anyone here knows how to settle it, kindly email me

THANKS A LOT!!! God bless you ~~!!


  Sep 23, 2001, 23:20:52
   Re: Making Apache work in my DMZ
You may have already seen this item at, and excuse me if I was no help:{1F}&softpage=IKW_ENU_JDocView

I have the same configuration as you, although I'm new to Apache and Linux, and I'm only interested in the LAN connecting to the Apache web server. Could you point me in the right direction : I have a small office with several machines (win98, me, win2k), they each have ip addr of and of course my routers is at The linux (redhat 7.1) is at Can you give me simple configuration explaination or point to a man/howto that address:
host name, domain name, DNS issues? , etc...
I have found bits and pieces but nothing that gives a good scenario of windows workstations hitting linux web server and addressing naming ip issues.

  Sep 24, 2001, 22:20:35
  apache vs tomcat
as a web-server, which one is better ... apache or tomcat ?   
  Oct 3, 2001, 10:51:10
Okay, so I've downloaded and installed Apache. In the config file, I uncommented the lines that should enable ssi and then I run Apache. Then I type in in IE and it takes me to index.html in my htdocs dir in the apache dir, all fine.

But then when i go on, and come to the shtml files, they won't include the linkbar. I use the fllwing command to include a file:

#include virtual="links.html" with behind, but the entire command doesn't show properly here....

so, what am I doing wrong here. I need to get ssi working offline so I can work on my webpage without having to be online all the time.

BTW, my includes work when I upload them. Somebody please help me out.   
  Oct 5, 2001, 21:56:55
  everything fails
I am a total beginner on apache, php and mysql.
I have tried to install apache and it does not work with localhost, only with Is that a problem?
When I try to install php it doesn´t work, I only see the source code directly on the screen. Why?
I have really tried to follow the instructions but it just doesn´t work.
I have Win 200 Pro.
And a proxy server.

Thank you.
  Oct 7, 2001, 13:21:58
  Installation on Window Millenium Edition
My computer is preloaded with Microsoft Window Millenium. Any step-by-step guidance on Window Millenium installation?

Does Apache required IIS operate at the background mode when using Win NT? or, Is PWS used in background mode for Window Millenium to work properly?

Appreciate your help.

TY Mok   
  Oct 12, 2001, 08:30:54
  Re: Testing My Form
I use Sambar Server to test my form;I have my index.html and form.html in docs directory and my .pl file in cgi-bin. Here is an example of my form code: . This works very well. I know that Apache Server is differnt than Sambar Server, but it should not be all that different. In Apache server you have a cgi-bin directory, but there is nothing stored in it. Question: where should I put my .pl files? I have my form.html files in the same directory as your index.html.en file, but it does not work. I tried moving those files to other directories but to no avail. What do I need to do to solve this problem.   
  Oct 12, 2001, 18:18:33
  Help me please
Hi, i just installed the apache server on my windows 98 system today. I got the http://localhost to work, but how can i make my own domain name? Can't i host 1 instead of spending all that money registering 1? I GOt DSL with a dynamic IP. Thanks for your help!   
  Oct 31, 2001, 01:45:23
  FileNotFoundException when jsp are in DocumentRoot directory
In httpd.conf we define:
DocumentRoot "E:\Oracle817\Apache\Apache\htdocs"
ServerRoot "E:\Oracle817\Apache\Apache"

We start apache, and locate files jsp in directory DocumentRoot

We get error:
e:\oracle817\apache\apache\archivos.jsp (The system cannot find the file
specified) -> System is looking for files in ServerRoot directory

If we locate files in in directory ServerRoot, directory _pages is created
and files are found without problems.
This problem is intermitent, sometimes we can find files locates in
DocumentRoot and we can find them until apache server is restarted.
Sometimes we cann't find this files, and we can not find them until apache server is restarted.

Thank you very much   
  Oct 31, 2001, 12:36:07
   Re: apache vs tomcat
Both are the best on this planet. LOL Tomcat is best for dynamic content JSP/servlets and Apache can static html well. Both together make fantastic team...   
  Oct 31, 2001, 17:10:58
   Re: Removing Port Number from URL
To my knowlegde, the only time you don't have to explicitly name the port on the url is when you use the default port for that protocol. For http the default port is 80.

If your web server is using port 1393 then there is no simple and straightforward way (you could redirect...) to get around this.

In other words, as far as I know, you can't change what the default port is for the protocol and this makes sense b/c the client needs to initiate communications to the server and even if you could change the default for the server, the client would never have any way of knowing this b/f it initiated the communication. Therefore, there must be some agreed upon standards which there are, and for http the standard/default port is 80. For https it's 443.

The only reasons I can think of for changing the default port from 80 to something else are 1) port 80 is being used by some other server, 2) your isp is blocking port 80 (a popular thing these days with all the viruses, 3) for security...

In conclusion :-) you must change your apache configuration to use port 80 and if something else is using port 80 then you're stuck with always having to manually type in the port 1393 or whatever unless you host a page on some other server (where port 80 is available) and then have that page redirect you to yours.

Hope that helps and clarifies...
Arthur Gaisin

> I have apache installed and running on a Sun UNIX box. The problem I have is changing the URL name. i have to type this to get to my home page: How do i change this to with not port number? thanks,

  Nov 1, 2001, 19:48:50
  setting up ftp on linux or apache?
how do you set up ftp on linux or apache?
or if you know of a good site with info on linux ftp and setting up a mail server please list.

  Nov 5, 2001, 06:23:35
  Apache with Berkely DB Library
I'm trying to include the Berkely DB library in my Apache compilation. The directions say to edit "Configuration" accordingly and add the appropriate flags, libraries, and directories. When I do this:


it is completely ignored by ./Configure and I get the error about it not being able to find the Berkely libraries.

However, if I run the following script from the command line to force things, it works as it should. So, what is the syntax for this Configuration file ? Are the Apache docs wrong ?

CC=/usr/local/bin/gcc ; export CC
CFLAGS='-O2' ; export CFLAGS
LD_SHLIB=${CC} ; export LD_SHLIB
INCLUDES="-I/usr/local/include -I/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.3.0/include" ; export INCLUDES
LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.3.0/lib" ; export LDFLAGS

./configure \
--prefix=/usr/local/apache \
--enable-module=most \

  Nov 6, 2001, 20:36:12
Hi, I get the following error message after download apache binary files.
Microsoft(R) Windows 98
(C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1981-1999.

C:\WINDOWS>cd ..

C:\>cd "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\APACHE

C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache>apache -k restart
Cannot read apache PID file c:/program files/apache group/apache/logs/

C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache>apache
Apache/1.3.22 (Win32) running...

There is no in logs folder, also, I change the file name under the path from DocumentRoot "C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache/try" in http file.
And all same file names too because I want my web page will be displayed. It seems it doesn't. How do I display the web page that created in HTML .txt file? Please let me know, thanks.

IDA :-)
  Nov 7, 2001, 05:46:38
  Tomcat and Apache
Does anyone have any experience of running Tomcat ( as the servlet container ) and Apache as the Server in a Windows 2000 or 98/ME environment. I have run Tomcat on its own but not with Apache. Would appreciate any help in setting this up.
  Nov 8, 2001, 21:23:30
   Re: Re: JSP on Apache
Do you know how to config apache and tomcat?

Zhengmao Hou   
  Nov 9, 2001, 19:08:57
   Re: Tomcat and Apache
If you get answer, please forward it to me!

Zhengmao Hou   
  Nov 9, 2001, 19:18:20
   Re: Re: apache vs tomcat
Do you know how to config them to make them work together?

  Nov 9, 2001, 19:20:04
   Re: PL/SQL on apache???
Don't use the old OAS. Use instead the new iAS.
The iAS is based on Apache with an PLSQL module for the webtoolkit.
On the release >=8.1.7 the webserver(apache) and PLSQL modul is included in the Database release. Also there exists some free tools. Look at http:\

For more inforation about the new iAS look at http:\

I hope this will help you.

  Nov 12, 2001, 15:08:33
  My comment
This is a very helpful programm!

  Nov 13, 2001, 21:30:23
  Getting started
I cannot get the index page up. When I check error.log i get

"Apache server shutdown initiated..."

Does anyone know what this means, and how I can get my server up and running?
  Nov 24, 2001, 15:55:52
   Re: Apache on sun
Apache comes default with 2.8 you can find it in the /etc/apache directory
  Nov 26, 2001, 22:12:31
  PHP on Apache 1.3.22 using Win 2K
I've successfully run the default welcome html pages in the browser using Apache. But after installing PHP and configure all necessary things as required (Like configure httpd.conf), I still can't run php pages/script in the browser. The error came out was HTTP 400 - BAD REQUEST. Page cannot be found. i put the php pages "hello.php", in the apache/htdocs.
My questions:
1. How do I successfully run PHP pages in the browser? i have followed evry step needed to configure PHP to work with PHP in Win2K...but the error came out.
2. Where can I get the right documentation notes for CONFIGURING PHP with Apache 1.3.22 on WIndows 2000 platform? All I found are those that operating on Linux platform.
3. Where can I get the definition of each HTTP Error?
p/s: I'm running Apache in my local machine http://localhost.

THANKING U IN ADVANCE. HOpe u guys can help me.   
  Nov 28, 2001, 05:47:40
   Re: Re: help with setting up Apache for ASP
i have developed an asp project running in win2000 IIS 5.0 server with asp pages ,now i want the same to run on apache web server on win2000.i have installed on the apache web server on win2000 it is running fine (in the sense it is able to start,stop).now i want to create a project in apache web server and put my asp pages in to it .i am not knowing where should put my asp pages
please help me as soon as possible
  Nov 30, 2001, 05:33:13
  Apache on W2K with Frontpage?
Can anybody help me with this? I cannot find any info on enabling Frontpage Server extentsions for Apache running on Windows 2000.

Paul Andreassen
  Dec 1, 2001, 20:36:12
I jus want to know how it is possible to configure the Apache Server to use my IP ADRESSS.

  Dec 2, 2001, 16:24:24
   Re: know how
PHP is the best way to program dynamic sites with Apache. Infact the combination of the two on Linux or Unix is probably the fastest and most efficient of any server side scripting language on any server.
  Dec 7, 2001, 01:23:23
  Memory Leak (Solaris)

I noticed on every alternate day a httpd always run without completion that resulted in lowering my SUN CPU utilisation of about 15% each time. I wonder if anybody had such encounters before.

I have changed the MaxRequestsPerChild=0; 100; 1000 and back to 0 to no avail. Reloading the server is not the best answer as well. I wonder if the latest Apache Web Server v1.3.22 would be able to resolve this. Please reply.

  Dec 7, 2001, 09:36:58
   Re: PHP on Apache 1.3.22 using Win 2K
Hi there,

I seem to be having a similar problem as you are having.

What happens to me is when I create the test.php file and save it in the htdoc directory in the apachie dir and then open internet explorer and type I only see the txt file:

Have you received any directions to correct your problem?

If so might you shae them with me?

yours truly Frank Gaudet
  Dec 7, 2001, 14:07:00
  Building Forum ?
Hi !

I am looking for a documentation of information about how to create a forum web server with apache ? Can you help me ?

Thanks in advance !

Lyes (My first name)
  Dec 17, 2001, 16:22:30
  Page not displayed
Apache works fine on my machine showing all pages, when i get a friend to acces it from there machine they get a message saying the page could not be displayed.

Any ideas?????


  Dec 20, 2001, 08:58:28
  how to access http://localhost from other computers
Could someone tell if there is a way to access http://localhost from other computers.

I would like to test my php scripts within my LAN. Apache is install on a win98 machine, I am using cable modem.

  Dec 24, 2001, 06:34:38
  Please help
i have installed a apache server version 1.3.22.
my OS is windows 2000 advance server
after i install it. i can browser page in my computer browser, it is not work for other users. could anyone help me what i can do?
  Dec 26, 2001, 16:11:53
   Re: Please help
>" is not work for other users"
If other users are in your own LAN: Make sure they can resolve your domain name.
Ping Apache server with ip from client (ex: if this works try pinging with domain name ( if this doesn't work, it is your internal DNS problem, ie, client can not resolve server's url.

Other users on the internet can not access: Do you have the domain name registered to your self? if so is there a valid DNS service for the domain name to point your ip address??

hope this helps.
  Dec 27, 2001, 02:50:08
  PHP WIN2k and Apache:URGENT
I am also having a problem with PHP and Apache on Win2k.Please send me a httpd.conf file. Php is installed on c:\php and Apache is installed on C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache . I really need a working .conf file to finish a prj. HELP please.
  Jan 3, 2002, 23:59:42
   Re: Re: Domain Name Help
I think what he needs to know is how to setup a domain like to be redirected to his own server and just by telling him to register a domain at whatever company isn't going to help much now is it?!?

> Oh boy, that's one heck of a question. Unfortunately, you have to spend some money. The first thing you have to do is buy a domain name (like There are several registrars on the internet that you can purchase it through. The second thing you have to do is find hosting for your server, so that it can be accessed 24/7 through the internet. If you're insistant on using your own server/apache installation, you will have to get your server co-located (connected to someone else's network). There are many businesses that will do this for you -- for a price, usually a monthly fee. It's hard to get all of the information across necessary to set up a complete, working web site in one message, but I'm sure that if you find a hosting service on the internet, they'll be more than happy to tell you how much and what for they're billing you.
>I have working for my Win32 version but how do I change it to something like
> or   
  Jan 6, 2002, 23:34:01
  Need help with my own server I have a (DSL) static IP
Hello fellow Apache users!

I have just installed Apache for Windows on my computer which I would like to use as an web server. This server is going to be used for serving the 3D Game Studio community with resources for this product as a free service!

Now please bear with my as I'm a newbie learning how things works, so maybe I ask something really stupid so please do correct my if I'm wrong and if you can please give some answers to the following questions:

1: With my system configuration, is it possible to let people (on the internet NOT a intra or local network) access the documents on MY server just as they would on a regular website on the internet?

2: I have a DSL internet connection so my IP address is static, is this a good thing in combination with Apache? or do I have to change this to a dynamic IP address before I can use my computer as a server?

3: My ISP told me that I can use my DSL connection to setup my own server, so with my static IP '' (please don't hack me I'm a nice person) translated to this should work or do I miss something?

4: I have read about how servers work and came across a note saying I need a pointed to my server (at my own home) and that this must be done by DNS or something and could you explain to me how this DNS configuration exactly works or where to find good information about it?

That's it for now, I do hope your still with me and have the time to give me a few if not al the answers to my questions and I promise that when I understand how things works I will help others when in need as a dedicated user of Apache would! :o)><

Best regards,

Rick Verhey aka Absolutely Flawless

*** my system for the internet, soon to be a webserver I hope :o) ***

Pentium II 266MHz MMX
512 MB SDRAM PC-133
40 GB Hard Disk
Windows XP Proffesional
Apache for Windows 1.3.22
DSL Connection (512 kbps downstream 64kbps upstream)

*** my system for the internet, soon to be a webserver I hope :o) ***   
  Jan 7, 2002, 00:19:47
   Re: SSI
Hi, I have the same problem, can't get the SSI to work on my home PC before I upload it onto the web site.

It did improve a bit if you first name the file with the SSI as *.shtml , and then modifiy the 'httpd.conf' file in the '\conf' directory. Open it up and look for...

# To use server-parsed HTML files
AddType text/html .shtml
AddHandler server-parsed .shtml

Yours might be commented out, so uncomment them. This works a bit but now I get a 500 Internal Failure error.Still working on it and serching the web, but still no answer :(   
  Jan 9, 2002, 22:14:17
   Re: Installation on Window Millenium Edition
I 've got Win ME to, but I installed apache on my home PC (for testing the site first).

I installed Triad which has its own installer, and installs Apache, PHP4, Perl5 and MySQL and it all works great.

Download it at   
  Jan 9, 2002, 22:18:18
   Re: everything fails
Hi, works just as well (this is what I use).
I've installed Apache but used Triad instead, but I've used it on my own home PC for tesitn ght site first before I upload it.

I installed Triad which has its own instaler, and installs Apache, PHP4, Perl5 and MySQL and it all works great.

Download it at   
  Jan 9, 2002, 22:21:16
   Re: Re: Please help
go to
download the FREE trial DNS
after ,u can make-up imaginary domain names and the dns will point all your client computers to the apache web server.this will sort out your prob..ged   
  Jan 12, 2002, 05:41:21
  Help for absolute beginner
I have to start by saying, I know absolutely nothing about linux or Apache. My roommate set up Mandarake on a nice old PC I have and he installed Apache 1.3. Very nice of him to do this for me but he really doesn't have time to hold my hand through every little bit of learning how to use either.

Basically I need to find a source for:

1. How to find where the default index.html file is (even though it shows when I use my machine name in the browser's address line, a search for 'apache' turns up no files or directories. The fact that I'm seeing the default page indicates Apache is installed but why can't I find it?)

2 Do I have to be logged in as root to change, create, or delete files or directories? (Once I find out where the friggin' files ARE that is.) And if so, why in the world is that a good idea?

Sorry to be so snippy but I'm getting thouroughly frustrated.   
  Jan 13, 2002, 03:14:48
I installed Apache Web server and the service was started smoothly,but while i configured the virtual host and tried to call that virtual host the browser is giving "error 404".
Can any one help.   
  Jan 14, 2002, 05:20:07
  Apache Tomcat Javw
Iam using Apache Web Server on Linux 7.2 platform.I need the information for running Apache with Tomcat and Java pages.
Pls provide me these information.
  Jan 14, 2002, 05:27:46
  reverse proxy

What is reverse proxy and how does it works and install ????
  Jan 14, 2002, 11:53:46
  Setting up FTP on Apache
Would some kind person out there, please send me some documentation about how to configure apache to work with FTP on localhost; thankyou   
  Jan 17, 2002, 06:50:19
  Re: how to access
im having the same problem too.. could anyone help us?
  Jan 18, 2002, 03:18:33
  Using telnet with apache
How can I set up my SecureCRT to connect with the apache localhost on my computer?   
  Jan 19, 2002, 13:04:11
  running Apache as root?
One of the tips for Apache, and for linux in general, is to not run Apache as Root, to prevent crackers from gaining root access to the server. Are the tips supplied in the ApacheToday security tips taking this into account? Or am I supposed to install Apache while logged on as a regular user, thereby installing it under a subdirectory of a regular (not root) user's home page? I installed Red Hat, and installed Apache 1.3 from Red Hat's installation disks. I did this during installation of the entire Red Hat Linux package (most current version) I am assuming that this was installed as root. It was not installed in a subdirectory of one of the regular users. Does this mean that I am running this as root? Do I need to de-install Apache, then log on as a regular user, and re-install Apache? Or do I have it all wrong? Thanks for any help!   
  Jan 20, 2002, 11:58:07
  I have the same problem
Can you let me know if you figure it out   
  Jan 22, 2002, 18:09:19
It is very good   
  Jan 28, 2002, 13:19:59
  to install apache 1.3.22 ????
I need to install apache 1,3,22 in an Operating system UNIX freeBSD 4.4, want to request one gia real and practices to do it please... thanks.   
  Jan 29, 2002, 01:04:08
   Re: running Apache as root?
You just have to change the permissions on your apache directory, you do NOT need to reinstall Apache to do this.

Look up commands such as:
chmod - changes file permissions
chown- changes who owns the file

What it basically means is that you don't allow Apache to run as root so they can't get to root through Apache.

If you allow a program to run as root then a hacker can just send a buffer overflow to Apache and dump to the # prompt, which is root.

  Jan 29, 2002, 18:37:17
  apache 1.3 on windows 2000

I have installed apache http server 1.3 on my windows 2000 machine. I need to know the following details.

If I store my asp pages on the directory say 'C:/ASP_Pages/..', then how to point this directory/path to the website address say 'http://localhost/...asp'??

I saw in some of the apache documentation, they mentioned about the 'VirtualPath' & changes need to be done on the 'C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\conf\httpd.conf' file. I didn't understand that.

Can you please explain me exactly where I need to point the actual path to the virtual path on that conf file with an example.

Please help me on above problem.
  Jan 29, 2002, 21:26:32
  where I can got some infomation about know something about Web servers in general?
I want to know something about Web servers in general

please tell me   
  Feb 1, 2002, 02:06:57
   Re: ASP on Apache using Windows
Did you receive the answer to your question. I have the very same question.
Please reply.

Thank you.

George Meeuwsen   
  Feb 3, 2002, 23:36:47
  can't access from outside
when i open (http://localhost) from home computer it works fine.
but i can't access from outside...of course i type
(http://my ip address)
Is there anyone know how to access from outside?   
  Feb 6, 2002, 21:18:07
   Re: can't access from outside
  Feb 10, 2002, 11:34:33
  apahe web server
hello dear
please tell me how to configure and intranet server or an internal proxy server using apache
i have mail server on linux and i have apache running on that i want some setting so that i can make an virtual site on this server and distrubute and share the mails coming on this server

waiting anxiously
  Feb 11, 2002, 11:55:18
  Solicitud de Capacitación y software
Tenemos un servidor HP9000 clase L con HPUX, pero no tenemos software para implementar los servicios: Página Web, ftp, webmail, etc de servicios.
son más de 10 servidores que tenemos sin utilizarlos en toda la república mexicana, la compañía que distribuyó los servidores, se desapareció para no dar la capacitación ni venta del software, espero se comuniquen con nosotros para capacitación, venta de software e implementación de servicios intranet e internet.
saludos desde México.
  Feb 13, 2002, 14:08:32
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