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How to install apache on CentOS

TL;DR for how to install apache on CentOS server:

[root@bluegrid-edu ~]# yum install httpd

OS Version: CentOs 8.2 x64

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Apache Web server is handled under httpd service in the RHEL operating systems. Same with CentOS. Let's dive right into it!

Update the operating system:

[root@bluegrid-edu ~]# yum update

Install the httpd service:

[root@bluegrid-edu ~]# yum install httpd

Start the httpd service:

[root@bluegrid-edu ~]# systemctl start httpd

Check the status of httpd service:

[root@bluegrid-edu ~]# systemctl status httpd

Enable the service in systemctl to auto-start on system boot:

[root@bluegrid-edu ~]# systemctl enable httpd

Test the http response:

[root@bluegrid-edu ~]# curl -I http://bluegrid.io
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 16:54:25 GMT
Server: Apache/2.4.37 (centos)
Last-Modified: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 16:54:22 GMT
ETag: "0-5abbfa40a7383"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8