I need Apache 2.4 in CentOS because with Apache 2.2 mod_proxy_wstunnel is not possible. I have tried this, but unfortunately its for RHEL. After installing, I can't execute the Apache 2.4.

Can anyone show me how to install a complete working Apache 2.4 in CentOS, please?


# yum list installed | grep httpd
Failed to set locale, defaulting to C
httpd.x86_64                         2.2.15-30.el6.centos       @updates        
httpd-tools.x86_64                   2.2.15-30.el6.centos       @updates        
httpd24.x86_64                       1-6.el6                    @epel-httpd24   
httpd24-apr.x86_64                   1.4.8-2.el6                @epel-httpd24   
httpd24-apr-util.x86_64              1.5.2-5.el6                @epel-httpd24   
httpd24-httpd.x86_64                 2.4.6-5.el6                @epel-httpd24   
httpd24-httpd-tools.x86_64           2.4.6-5.el6                @epel-httpd24   
httpd24-mod_ssl.x86_64               1:2.4.6-5.el6              @epel-httpd24   
httpd24-runtime.x86_64               1-6.el6                    @epel-httpd24   
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  • Thank you. See my answer please, they way i requested, cause the original link is still confusing for someone to get started.
    – user11085
    Jun 24, 2014 at 9:10
  • you'll need to run yum install httpd24-httpd how do you install this to replace the Apache 2.2.15 that comes with the distro so I can install the update and use httpd instead of httpd24-httpd with the service start and stop commands?
    – user92788
    Nov 25, 2014 at 18:26
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    The easiest way is to install the SCL version, as described here: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/412122/…
    – CpnCrunch
    Apr 10, 2018 at 20:45

1 Answer 1


Apache 2.4 on CentOS:

Step 1:

cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
wget http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/jkaluza/httpd24/epel-httpd24.repo

Step 2:

yum install httpd24.x86_64

Step 3:

$ /opt/rh/httpd24/root/usr/sbin/httpd -version
Server version: Apache/2.4.6 (Red Hat)
Server built:   Sep 25 2013 05:25:46

NOTE: config files are in: /opt/rh/httpd24/root/etc/httpd

$ ls
conf  conf.d  conf.modules.d  logs  modules  run

EDIT: in case you want to switch off Apache 2.2

$ chkconfig httpd off
$ chkconfig --list | grep httpd
httpd           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
httpd24-httpd   0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off

EDIT 2: http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/PHP-FPM

yum install php-fpm
/etc/init.d/php-fpm start
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    You should be able to start the service with # service httpd24-httpd start. Before that you must either stop the original httpd service (apache 2.2) or configure your apache 2.4 to listen on an alternative port (not port 80). Jun 24, 2014 at 9:32
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    Using that repo I'm getting this error: repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/jkaluza/httpd24/epel-6/x86_64/…: [Errno 14] problem making ssl connection
    – poisa
    Jan 16, 2015 at 16:51
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    The repo for me is quite useless. It still contains Apache/2.4.6 from 2013. That's quite disappointing that apache can't maintain its own repository...
    – szymond
    Jul 7, 2015 at 7:07
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    Being an older version of apache isn't a problem. The 2.2.15 apache in Centos 6 is from 2010 after all. What is more of a problem is that it isn't updated with bugfixes and security fixes.
    – CpnCrunch
    Jul 21, 2016 at 23:27
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    Here is the best answer: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/412122/…
    – CpnCrunch
    Apr 10, 2018 at 20:46

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