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Ummm, I know this has been covered, but
every post I've reads deals with something
other then simply changing the document root.
What I've read, The httpd man pages, some apache documentation,
3 guides, and about 20 posts here.
My system: When I installed mandrake 10.1 I automatically installed Apache 2 along with it.
I can't find a httpd.conf, but I have an httpd2.conf (under etc/httpd/conf)... the default root
is "var/www/html" and the access domain is "localhost" (I didn't set up any users.)
My problem: when I edit httpd2.conf (the DocumentRoot) from /var/www/html to home/user/http I recieve a 403 error, (I'm assuming that means wrong permissions) but
I changed the http folders permissions to 755... (manually without using chmod)
It runs when I use DocumentRoot /var/www/html...
I added index.html index.php to DirectoryIndex, but
it still won't load the index.html file in the home/user/http dir.
So, I'm assuming that I'll have to change something else?
SHould I just copy the whole var/www/html dir to home/user/http?
My question is "What else do I need to change besides the DocumentRoot?"
Oh, and I know this is a really stupid question, maybe I'm reading stuff wrong, and I know
the problem is my fault somehow.
I'll keep messing with it until I atleast get something other then a 403...
You need to change ALL the directories above the document root so that the user Apache runs as can read them. You've changed /home/user/html to 755 but /home/user is probably still 700, thus prohibiting Apache from reading it.