Apache HTTP Server is the most popular and open-source HTTP server available on the internet. On this page, we will learn how to download and install the popular server on the Windows platform.
Navigate to Apache server official website: httpd.apache.org
Download and Pick the latest version.
On the download page, select Files for Microsoft Windows.
Choose one of the websites: Apache Lounge.
Download the file httpd-x.x..zip based on the machine configuration(32 bit or 64 bit).
Extract the zip file and save it to a favorable location on the hard disk.
Open a command shell and Run as Administrator.
Change directory to the bin under Apache24.
Add a firewall exception and hit on the Allow access button.
Open a Web browser and type localhost or the machine IP address in the address bar and hit Enter.
That’s it. If the message “It works!” is displayed you are done with the server installation.
Create a Windows Service to automatically start Apache HTTP Server