Cacti W2K3 3 – Installing Apache Web Server

Cacti W2K3 3 – Installing Apache Web Server

Introduction

This article provides details of how to install the Apache Web Server version 2.3.16 on to a Windows 2003 Standard Edition Server.

The environment used for this installation was a Windows 2003 Standard Edition Server Virtual machine attached to an Active Directory Domain and running under a VMware ESXi 4.0 host.

Obtaining The Software

The best way to install Apache Server for use with Cacti on Windows is to download the zip file from here.

A prerequisite of the installation is that Visual Studio C++ 2008 is installed on the server which can be downloaded here.

Installing The Software

To install the Apache Web Server software perform the following steps :-

  • Logon as an Administrative user to the server
  • Navigate to where the Apache ZIP file was saved
  • Unzip the apache zip file (httpd-2.3.16-win32.zip in my case) to the C: drive.
  • The zip file will create a new folder on the C: Drive calledC:\Apache23

Apache is now installed on the server and ready for use.