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Comanche: For a feel of Apache

Now, click on the "New Apache Installation". A unique name such as "My Apache" can be given for the Apache installation that you are doing. The plugin then requires to know the type of installation that you are planning to make. If you have selected to install "Apache" during the time you setup your OS, then "Use the one bundled with my system" option should be selected with the appropriate Distro. The more dare devil user who has installed Apache on his/her own, needs to give the locations of his/her "httpd.conf" and other binaries. The third option for non-standard locations can be used if you happen to have installed the configuration files in an altogether different location, spread out haphazardly in various locations.

However we strongly recommend you to re-install "Apache" in one of the default locations. Since Apache is meant for a highly responsible job, common locations will save you from high caffeine dose and prevent headaches in difficult times.


Here, we assume that you have custom installed Apache in the /apache directory. Under these circumstances, the files should be installed at the following locations:

Apache Executable :      /apache/bin/httpd

Config File (httpd.conf)  :      /apache/conf/httpd.conf

Server Root Directory :      /apache/

Library Modules(libexec)  :      /apache/libexec


Some people prefer to use customized startup commands for apache. Under such cases, press "Edit" and enter the full path and script name. On our machine, we use the following command to start our Apache Server.

./etc/init.d/httpd start


The location and initialization command varies from machine to machine and so the above one should be taken as an example and not as a standard command. Press "Next", if everything is installed properly in right space, you will be congratulated and ready to administer your Web server.