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HTTPD Buildpack Reference

This reference documentation offers an in-depth description of the behavior and configuration options of the Paketo HTTPD Buildpack. For explanations of how to use the buildpack for several common use-cases, see the Paketo HTTPD Buildpack How To documentation.

The HTTPD Paketo Buildpack supports the installation of the Apache HTTP Server binary distribution onto the $PATH inside a container. This makes it available to subsequent buildpacks.

Supported Dependencies

The HTTPD Paketo Buildpack supports several versions of Apache HTTP Server. For more details on the specific versions supported in a given buildpack version, see the release notes.


When the HTTPD Buildpack participates in a build, it will contribute in one of two ways:

  1. When an httpd.conf file is present in your app’s source code, the buildpack will set up an Apache HTTP server with that config.

  2. When the httpd.conf is not present in the app’s source code, the buildpack simply provides the Apache HTTP Server dependency to subsequent buildpacks without actually setting up a server.


Last modified: January 20, 2022