How to Install Hiawatha Web Server on Ubuntu VPS: 5 Steps
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In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Hiawatha web server on your Ubuntu server. For those of you who didn’t know, Hiawatha is a web server built with the focus on security. It has built-in rules that can prevent cross-site scripting and forgery, SQL injections, and resource expenditure.


  1. 1
    First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
    • sudo apt-get update
    • sudo apt-get upgrade
  2. 2
    Installing Hiawatha Web Server.First, get and install the repository’s public key:Add the following to sources.list:deb squeeze main
    • apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 79AF54A9
    • nano /etc/apt/sources.list
  3. 3
    Install Hiawatha with the following command:
    • apt-get update
    • apt-get install hiawatha
  4. 4
    Start Hiawatha and add it to automatically start on your system start-up using:
    • systemctl enable hiawatha.service
    • systemctl start hiawatha.service
  5. 5
    You can verify that Hiawatha web server is really running by opening your favorite web browser and entering the URL http://your-server’s-address, if it is installed, then you will see this:Using the default settings, you can put your web content in the following directory:/var/www/hiawathaFor any configuration changes that you may want to make, you can go to the following directory:/etc/hiawatha


  • Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Hiawatha. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Hiawatha web server in Ubuntu (Xenial Xerus) LTS systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Hiawatha web site.

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