.I just want to have it installed with the default configuration.
a clean apache install ( without a cms) will have you go to the apache default " coagulation " index . html page
what happens if you go to 127.0.0.1 ( or what ever your docroot is )
and can you answer these
what os is this ?
how was apache installed ( rpm , deb, arch.gz , ???? )
how are YOU CURRENTLY installing apache??? ( and myqsl,php,perl,...)
did you , and do you, have a .apache config folder in the normal user home folder ?
how are you setting httpd.conf ??? the settings ??