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[users@httpd] TUTORIAL: How to Install Apache Web Server in CentOS 7.5 (1805) Linux in Amazon AWS Cloud with URL/HTTP/HTTPS Redirection


TUTORIAL: How to Install Apache Web Server in CentOS 7.5 (1805) Linux in Amazon AWS Cloud with URL/HTTP/HTTPS Redirection

AUTHOR OF THIS TUTORIAL: MR. TURRITOPSIS DOHRNII TEO EN MING (ZHANG ENMING) @ TIME TRAVELLER
AGE: 40 YEARS OLD
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: SINGAPORE
DATE: 30TH AUGUST 2018 THURSDAY
TIME: 10:49 AM SINGAPORE TIME Greenwich Mean Time+8

1. Sign up for Amazon AWS Cloud or Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure Cloud or Ali Baba Cloud account (your preference).

2. Login to Amazon AWS Management Console.

3. Click EC2 under Compute.

4. Click Elastic IPs under Network and Security.

5. Click Allocate New Address.

6. Click the Allocate button.

7. You will receive a permanent public IPv4 address from Amazon AWS Cloud, eg. 18.223.148.223. Alternative IPv4 address: 18.220.9.93. IPv6 address is not applicable.

8. Click Instances under INSTANCES.

9. Click Launch Instance.

10. Click AWS Marketplace.

11. Search for CentOS in the Search box. Press ENTER.

12. Select CentOS 7 (x86_64) - with Updates HVM 1805_1 Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

13. Click Continue.

14. Select General purpose, t2.micro, 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM (FREE TIER ELIGIBLE).

15. Click Next: Configure Instance Details.

16. Select Network: <Your VPC network>.

17. Select Subnet: <Your subnet> | Public subnet | us-east-2a.

18. Click Protect against accidental termination.

19. Click Next: Add Storage.

20. Click Next: Add Tags.

21. Click Next: Configure Security Group.

22. Click Select an existing security group.

23. Select VS_SG (Virtual Server Security Group).

24. Click Review and Launch.

25. Click Launch.

26. Select a Secure Shell (SSH) key pair.

27. Click Launch Instances.

28. Click Elastic IPs under Network and Security.

29. Select the Elastic IP 18.223.148.223.

30. Click Actions.

31. Click Associate address.

32. Select the Instance you have created previously.

33. Click Allow Elastic IP to be reassociated if already attached.

34. Click Associate.

35. Open Putty/SSH client and login to CentOS 7.5 (1805).

36. Login as username centos.

37. Sign Out from Amazon AWS Management Console.

38. Install Apache web server with the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) module:

sudo yum install httpd mod_ssl

39. Start the Apache web server process:

sudo /usr/sbin/apachectl start

40. Visit and test your web server at 18.223.148.223 Using Google Chrome.

41. You should see an Apache Web Server test page.

42. Install the nano text editor in Linux:

sudo yum install nano

43. Go to the main Apache web server configuration directory:

cd /etc/httpd/conf

44. Edit the main Apache web server configuration file:

sudo nano httpd.conf

45. Append the following code to the end of httpd.conf:

<VirtualHost *:80>
	ServerName blogger.teo-en-ming.com
	Redirect / https://tdtemcerts.blogspot.sg
</VirtualHost>

Alternative Code:

<VirtualHost *:80>
	ServerName wordpress.teo-en-ming.com
	Redirect / https://tdtemcerts.wordpress.com
</VirtualHost>

46. Restart the Apache web server process:

sudo /usr/sbin/apachectl restart

47. Open an Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) Virtual Private Networking (VPN) connection to your corporate network using Shrew Soft VPN client.

48. Open a Remote Desktop Connection to your Windows Server 2019 Active Directory Domain Controller.

49. Under Server Manager, click Tools. Then Click DNS (Domain Name Service).

50. Click Forward Lookup Zones.

51. Click TEO-EN-MING.COM

52. Right Click, select New Host (A or AAAA).

53. Fill in Hostname: blogger

54. Fill in IP address: 18.223.148.223

55. Click Add Host.

56. Alternative DNS Host Record:

Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN): WORDPRESS.TEO-EN-MING.COM 
IP address: 18.220.9.93

57. Test http://blogger.teo-en-ming.com. It should redirect to https://tdtemcerts.blogspot.sg

58. Alternative test: http://wordpress.teo-en-ming.com. It should redirect to https://tdtemcerts.wordpress.com

59. Go to Apache web server alternative configuration directory:

cd /etc/httpd/conf.d

60. Edit the Apache web server Secure Socket Layer (SSL) configuration file:

sudo nano ssl.conf

61. Find the section that says <VirtualHost _default_:443>

62. Insert the following code:

ServerName blogger.teo-en-ming.com
Redirect / https://tdtemcerts.blogspot.sg

Alternative Code:

ServerName wordpress.teo-en-ming.com
Redirect / https://tdtemcerts.wordpress.com

63. Restart the Apache web server process:

sudo /usr/sbin/apachectl restart

64. Test https://blogger.teo-en-ming.com. It should redirect to https://tdtemcerts.blogspot.sg

65. Alternative test: https://wordpress.teo-en-ming.com. It should redirect to https://tdtemcerts.wordpress.com

66. USEFUL REFERENCES:

(A) Article: Install Apache and PHP on CentOS 6

Link/URL: https://support.rackspace.com/how-to/centos-6-apache-and-php-install/

(B) Article: How To Create Temporary and Permanent Redirects with Apache and Nginx

Link/URL: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-temporary-and-permanent-redirects-with-apache-and-nginx

67. Exit Putty/SSH client.

68. END OF TUTORIAL.
     
 
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[1] https://tdtemcerts.wordpress.com/ 
[2] http://tdtemcerts.blogspot.sg/
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