In this article, we’ll explain you how to install Caddy on AlmaLinux 8. Host your website on Caddy web server.
The Caddy web server is an open-source web server written in Go. It is designed around simplicity and security that comes with a number of features that are useful for hosting websites. Caddy is both a flexible, efficient static file server and a powerful, scalable reverse proxy.
- A Ubuntu installed cloud instance.
- A root user access or normal user with administrative privileges.
Install Caddy on AlmaLinux 8
1. Keep the server up to date
# dnf update -y
2. Install Caddy
Following command will install and automatically starts and runs Caddy for you as a systemd service named caddy using our official caddy.service unit file.
# dnf install 'dnf-command(copr)'
# dnf copr enable @caddy/caddy
# dnf install caddy -y
Next, start and enable caddy.service using following command:
# systemctl start caddy && systemctl enable caddy
Assuming that you are using firewalld as your server’s firewall, run following command to add the HTTP and HTTPS port in the firewall.
# firewall-cmd --add-port=80/tcp --permanent
# firewall-cmd --add-port=443/tcp --permanent
# firewall-cmd --reload
Now, navigate to your browser and enter your server IP or domain name:
3. Configure Domain with Caddy
Before moving following, first set up domain’s A/AAAA DNS record at your registrar or control panel.
Note: Replace hostnextra.com with your domain name
Create a directory for your website files
# mkdir /usr/share/hostnextra.com/
Now, open Caddy’s configuration file and add your domain name and change website’s root directory.
# vi /etc/caddy/Caddyfile
Replace :80 with your domain name and change the site root to /usr/share/hostnextra.com/ as
Once you done with the changes reload the caddy.service to reflect the changes.
# systemctl reload caddy
Now, create a index.html file in /var/www/html/hostnextra.com using following command:
# echo '<!doctype html><head><title>Hello from Caddy!</title></head><body><h1 style="font-family: sans-serif">This page is being served via Caddy</h1></body></html>' | sudo tee /usr/share/hostnextra.com/index.html
Finally, refresh the page in your browser and you will see our newly created index.html.
In this article, we have seen how to install Caddy on AlmaLinux 8.