Install Caddy On AlmaLinux


By Jennifer Mathew

Updated on Jan 27, 2024

In this article, we'll explain you how to install Caddy on AlmaLinux 8 using package. Caddy is most often used as an HTTPS. The Caddy web server is an open-source web server.

Written in Go, Caddy offers greater memory safety than servers written in C. A hardened TLS stack powered by the Go standard library serves a significant portion of all Internet traffic. 

It is designed around simplicity and security that comes with a number of features that are useful for hosting websites. Caddy is both a flexible, efficient static file server and a powerful, scalable reverse proxy.


  • A AlmaLinux installed [dedicated server]( or KVM VPS
  • A root user access or normal user with the sudo privileges
  •  Configure a Domain name A record pointing to the server IP Address

Install Caddy on AlmaLinux

Step 1 - Update the server

Run following command to update the Ubuntu server:

sudo dnf update

Step 2 - Install Caddy web servers

Execute following set of commands, it will install and runs Caddy for you as a systemd service named caddy using our official caddy.service unit file.

sudo dnf install 'dnf-command(copr)'
sudo dnf copr enable @caddy/caddy
sudo dnf install caddy -y

Next, start and enable caddy.service using following command:

sudo systemctl start caddy && sudo systemctl enable caddy

Configure Firewall

Assuming that you are using firewalld as your server’s firewall, run following command to add the HTTP and HTTPS port in the firewall.

sudo firewall-cmd --add-port={80,443}/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Check the version using following command:

caddy -v


v2.7.5 h1:HoysvZkLcN2xJExEepaFHK92Qgs7xAiCFydN5x5Hs6Q=

Now, navigate to your browser and enter your server IP or domain name:


That's it. We have seen how to install Caddy on AlmaLinux 8 using package.