Apache Web Server Installation Instructions for Windows
The installation instructions found here is for Apache Web Server
version 2.2.4 for Windows.
For the latest version, you can download the file directly from the
Apache website (Windows
binary or for other
More detailed set-up instructions for Windows can be found from
the Apache website here.
Download the installation file to your PC.
Double-click on the file to run it.
A Windows installation screen will open. Click on "Next"
and accept the Terms of Agreement.
Click "Next". You will be prompted for the
If you know your network domain, type it in or
consult your network administrator. Otherwise, you can use a
fictitious domain, eg. nowhere.com.
Server Name: Type in the fully-qualified name of
your PC. If it is not set, you can use a fictitious name, eg
Administrator Email Address: Type in your e-mail
address. This is where announcements and alerts will be sent
In the next screen, choose the "Typical Set-up"
and then choose your installation directory. Note down the
location of this directory.
That's it, the web server should start automatically. An
icon will appear in your system tray and shortcuts will be added
to your Programs list.
To test that Apache is running, open a web browser and
enter "http://localhost" on the URL field. You should see
a simple test page load. If you installed the Apache 2.2.4 build
above, you will see a
page with the words "It works!"
The default files served by Apache is in the install
directory, under folder "htdocs", and the default page
is "index.html". That is, if you install Apache in
"C:\Program Files", the file "C:\Program
Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs\index.html"
is the webpage you are viewing when you open the page
"http:/localhost" using your browser. All the web
pages and files you wish to be accessible by HTTP should
be placed inside this htdocs directory.
If you have a firewall installed, you will need to
configure it to allow the httpd process to accept connections.
Otherwise, other computers will not be able to access the web
Last Modified: 17 October 2007