Just some notes I wrote down when installing Apache Server running in the Ubuntu subsystem on Windows 10. This will assume that you have already got Ubuntu up and running on Windows. If you have not installed Ubuntu visit https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/wsl/install-win10
Start up Ubuntu; which will open a terminal.
Typing sudo -i at the start will eliminate the need to type it for the rest of the commands. *If you don’t do sudo -i it just means you need to type sudo before the commands.
apt-get update apt-get upgrade
We need to set up an ssh server, this might be installed already.
apt-get install openssh-server
It is best to take a copy of your openssh config before modifying. I use nano to edit conf files as I find it a simple to use interface. https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Nano/Basics_Guide
cp -v /etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc/ssh/sshd_config.orig nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
We need to make the following changes to the conf file.
port 22 -> port 2222 PermitRootLogin Yes -> PermitRootLogin No
This change is only required if you are NOT using SSH keys.
PasswordAuthentication no -> If you are using SSH keys PasswordAuthentication yes -> If you are using a Password and NOT using SSH keys
Uncomment the following:
Add the following lines:
AllowUsers userName UseDNS no
Save Conf file and restart SSH
service ssh --full-restart
Next we install Apache
apt-get install apache2
Restart Apache Server and test your localhost
service apache2 restart
Install URL rewrite and headers mods
a2enmod rewrite a2enmod headers service apache2 restart
Local host should be up and running now with basic Apache index.html file. We can test this by typing localhost into a browser. We can also test the Apache configuration via the command line.
Apache is now up and running, you can test it in a web browser with http://localhost
Setting up Virtual Hosts in Apache?
I have written a blog post covering the topic of setting up multiple domains with vhost files in Apache. https://aimeemaree.com/virtual-sites-apache-ubuntu-windows-10/
Where does Ubuntu File system live?
I have written a blog post covering the topic of Ubuntu file location in Windows and Windows file system in Ubuntu. https://aimeemaree.com/ubuntu-files-on-windows-10/