Set Up A Web Server on an Instance

Once you’ve launched an instance and connected to it, you can test it by setting up a web server.

ssh into your instance.

ssh -l root

Install Apache:

yum install -y httpd

You should see output similar to the following:

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security, versionlock
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * extras:
centos-7-x86_64-os                                       | 3.7 kB     00:00
centos-7-x86_64-updates                                  | 3.4 kB     00:00
centos-7-x86_64-updates/primary_db                       | 5.4 MB     00:00
epel-7-x86_64                                            | 4.4 kB     00:00
epel-7-x86_64/primary_db                                 | 6.3 MB     00:00
extras                                                   | 3.3 kB     00:00
Setting up Install Process
Package httpd-2.2.15-31.el7.centos.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do

Start the web server:

systemctl start httpd.service

You should see output similar to the following:

Starting httpd:                                            [  OK  ]

Test connectivity to your instance by using a web browser and connecting to the web service on your instance. For example: