How to install HTTP Apache, MySql, PHP, PhpMyAdmin from source-Part 1


How to install HTTP Apache, MySql, PHP, PhpMyAdmin from source

Install HTTP Apache from source

1. Download source httpd-2.2.29.tar.gz from
2. Copy the downloaded file to folder where you want to install apache http server
3. Extract the file at this location, command to extract

tar -zxvf httpd-2.4.12.tar.gz
cd httpd-2.4.12

4. Download apr-1.5.2.tar.gz and apr-util-1.5.4.tar.gz and extract the files at httpd-2.4.12/srclib/ directory

a). Download apr-1.5.2.tar.gz and apr-util-1.5.4.tar.gz from
b). Extract these files and execute these command

tar -zxvf apr-1.5.2.tar.gz
mv apr-1.5.2 apr
mv apr httpd-2.4.12/srclib/

tar -zxvf apr-util-1.5.4.tar.gz
mv apr-util-1.5.4 apr-util
mv apr-util httpd-2.4.12/srclib/

5. The next step is to configure the Apache source tree for your particular platform and personal requirements. This is done using the script configure included in the root directory of the distribution.

Run the below command at the root of the distribution, specifying the path of installation as prefix

./configure --prefix=/opt/software/apache --with-included-apr

6. If PCRE – Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library error occurs, then we have to download the source code from, or install a Port or Package. If your build system can’t find the pcre-config script installed by the PCRE build, point to it using the –with-pcre parameter. On some platforms, you may have to install the corresponding -dev package to allow httpd to build against your installed copy of PCRE.

7. After the successfully configure run the below command one-by-one

make install

8. Check the server settings

cd /opt/software/apache/conf/
vi httpd.conf

a/. ServerRoot
b/. Listen 80
c/. ServerName
d/. DocumentRoot

9. Run the server

cd /opt/software/apache/bin/
./apachectl start

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