Apache Server is an HTTP server that's available for many modern operating systems, including CentOS. It has an open source that's developed and maintained by the Apache Software Foundation, an open community of developers. Apache Server was originally based on HTTPd, which was developed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Development on HTTPd stalled in 1995, and Apache Server quickly overtook HTTPd as the most popular HTTP server in the world. The procedure for installing Apache Server generally includes starting the server and testing the installation.
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Another important aspect which must be followed in order to properly install CentOS 7 on UEFI based motherboards is to open your machine motherboard UEFI settings (pressing a special key, such as F1, F2, F11, F12, Del, Esc) and disable QuickBoot or FastBoot and Secure Boot options. The BIOS/EFI keys you need to press during hardware initialization or machine power on phase in order to enter BIOS/UEFI settings highly depend on the motherboard vendor specifications and should be included in the motherboard’s manual. Another important aspect is to change the machine boot order and instruct the BIOS/EFI to use the proper drive for booting (DVD drive or USB). On some machines, the boot order or the boot drive can be selected by pressing a special key at hardware power on.
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