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How to install Apache HTTP Server on Windows Server?

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TitleHow to install Apache HTTP Server on Windows Server?
URL NameHow-to-install-Apache-HTTP-Server-on-Windows-Server
Article Number000123774
EnvironmentProduct: OpenEdge
Version: All supported versions
OS: Windows Server
Question/Problem Description
How to install Apache HTTP Server on a Windows Server?
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To install an Apache HTTP Server:

Step 1:
  1. Navigate to Apache Website - (
  2. Click on "Download" link for the latest stable version
  3. After being redirect to the download page, Select: "Files for Microsoft Windows"
  4. Select one of the websites that provide binary distribution (for example: Apache Lounge)
  5. After being redirect to "Apache Lounge" website (, Select: Apache x.x.xx Win64 link
  6. After downloaded, unzip the file into C:/
Step 2:
  1. Open a command prompt: Run as Administrator
  2. Navigate to directory c:/Apache24/bin
  3. Add Apache as a  Windows Service:  httpd.exe -k install -n "Apache HTTP Server"  
  4. In the event of the following error follow Step 3 otherwise jump to Step 4: "The program can't start because VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem"
  5. If after configuring Apache as a Windows service it fails to start and reports this error "Windows could not start the Apache HTTP Server on Local Computer." It is likely that Apache is not able to use the default port (normally 80) because another process is using the same port.  Open an Administrative command prompt and issue the command "netstat -anbo".  If another process is using the port which Apache is configured to listen on, modify the Listen port in the httpd.conf file of the Apache installation to use a port that is not already taken by another process. Or alter the process holding the port to use a different port so Apache can listen on this port..
Step 3:
  1. At Apache Lounge website, check the section "Apache 2.4 VC15 Windows Binaries and Modules" on the main page
  2. Download the file from the link vc_redist_x64 (I.e
  3. Install Visual C++ 2017 files
  4. Repeat Step 2
Step 4:
  1. Open Windows Services and start Apache HTTP Server
  2. Open a Web browser and type the machine IP in the address bar and hit Enter
The message "It works!" should be seen.
Last Modified Date4/30/2021 11:35 PM
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