About Apache :
The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet. As a project of the Apache Software Foundation, the developers aim to collaboratively develop and maintain a robust, commercial-grade, standards-based server with freely available source code.
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How to download :
Go to following link :
Here choose Mirror .
Select appropriate file to download .
I have chosen httpd-2.2.17-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi .
Note : Enter any email address in Administrator’s email Address .
How to test :
Open your browser and Enter either http://127.0.0.1/ or http://localhost/.
If it shows It works , then Apache server is running with no problem.
Making Apache point to your files:
In start menu navigate through following path
Apache HTTP Server 2.2 > Configure Apache Server > Edit the Apache httpd.conf Configuration File”
Search for DocumentRoot .
Change it from something like DocumentRoot “C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/htdocs” to the location where your HTML files and site are located.
In my case: DocumentRoot “C:/public_html”
Then scroll down about one page and change: <Directory “C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/htdocs”> to point to the same location you set DocumentRoot to in the last step. Restart apache to make the changes take effect.
If you get error “the requested operation has failed!” then change the port number from 80 to some other number !!! It happens due to conflicting of port numbers .
If you are not administrator and if you get write permission error , then navigate through following path
Right click on httpd.conf, click properties, select the security tab, click edit, select users, and then check Full Control – Allow.
Problem solved .