How To Install Cherokee Web Server on CentOS

Updated on November 26, 2015
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In this tutorial, you'll learn how to install the Cherokee web server. It is a lightweight, simple-to-use web server of which includes an easy-to-navigate control panel. The steps below were tested on CentOS.


Before we start, we need to update our packages from yum to make sure that the installation goes smoothly. Python needs to be installed too.

yum groupinstall 'Development Tools' -y
yum update -y


Download the installer package from the Cherokee GitHub project, then run it. This will be performed in the /root/ folder.

cd ~

Launching the server


Your server will output the following:

User:              admin
One-time Password: <password>

Now, access the following URL with your web browser:


You will be greeted with the control panel where you can add domains and content. Before adding any content or websites, change your login password.

At this point, you have successfully installed Cherokee and started the server.

Content for websites can be added in the /var/www/ directory.