How To Install Apache on Kali Linux | Apache Web Server

Install Apache Server on Kali Linux

The Apache HTTP Server is a free and open-source web server that delivers our content through the internet using the web service. It supports maximum all operating systems like UNIX, Windows, Linux, etc. Now it is becoming the most popular HTTP client on the web. Now the latest version of Apache is Apache HTTP Server version 2.4.43. In this tutorial, we will go through the steps of installing Apache on Kali Linux.


Before starting this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges.

Install Apache on Kali Linux

Apache is available in the default Kali Linux repositories and the installation is pretty straightforward. First, update the Kali and afterward install the apache2 package with the following commands:

Update/upgrade Kali Linux

Now we have to update our Kali Linux packages index list. Open your favorite terminal and enter the following command:

$ sudo apt update

If you want to display all packages which are scheduled for an update.

$ sudo apt list --upgradable

Now we can upgrade individual packages using sudo apt install PCKAGE_NAME or we can upgrade the whole system using

$ sudo apt full-upgrade -y

Update Kali Linux

All done. Your Kali Linux system is now fully upgraded. Or you can use all in one command to update and upgrade your Kali Linux using this command.

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y

Install Apache2

$ sudo apt install apache2 -y

That’s it, Apache is installed in your Kali Linux and now you have to start the service using this command.

$ sudo service apache2 start

Now you can check the status of the Apache service using this command.

$ sudo service apache2 status

Install Apache on Kali Linux

Verifying Apache Installation

To verify that apache server working correctly in Kali Linux, open your browser, type your server IP address or domain name http://YOUR_IP_OR_DOMAIN/ and you will see the default Apache welcome page as shown below.

Install Apache on Kali Linux

Manage the Apache service

Now the Apache server is installed on your system. How to manage the basic apache services, you have to know basic commands:

Stop the Apache service

$ sudo service apache2 stop

To start the Apache service

$ sudo service apache2 start

Restart the Apache service

$ sudo service apache2 restart

Reload the Apache service

Reload the Apache with a new configuration with:

$ sudo service apache2 reload

Start Apache service at boot

If you want to enable the Apache service to start at boot:

$ sudo systemctl enable apache2

Stop Apache service at boot

If you want to disable the Apache service to start at boot:

$ sudo systemctl disable apache2

Install Apache on Kali Linux  


You have successfully install the apache server on your Kali Linux 2022.4 . Now you can host your applications or website and use apache server a proxy server.

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