Installing the Reverse Proxy Server

To install the reverse proxy server, you need to manipulate the DNS configurations to support the reverse proxy.

  • *** What should I use as the OS? The POC uses Ubuntu. Is this the logical OS to use in the examples?
  • The following examples use Ubuntu.
  1. Install the Apache HTTP server:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install apache2
  2. Validate the configuration in the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file:
    sudo apache2ctl configtest
  3. If you receive the following warning:
    AH00558: apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using Set the 'ServerName' directive globally to suppress this message
    Syntax OK
    you can fix it by adding the following configuration to /etc/apache2/apache2.conf:
    ServerName server_domain_or_IP
  4. If you have a firewall installed, ensure the firewall is configured to allow traffic to Apache.
  5. Validate the Apache HTTP server installation:
    You should see the Apache2 Ubuntu default page.