Originally Posted by timebirds
One question so far. How do you do this part if you didn't configure apache from source, but instead used apt-get.
Then consult with your distribution's documentation to find what the location and name of the configuration file is. Virtually all distributions will place configuration files for system-wide services in a subdirectory within /etc.
You said you used apt-get. That implies a Debian-based distribution. I have an Ubuntu machine (a Debian derivative) with apache installed. Ubuntu places the configuration file for apache2 at: /etc/apache2/apache2.conf.
If all of the above "sounds greek" then you should search for an apache server howto for your distribution. The howto should direct you to where the configuration file exists on your system.
Regarding the "Windows 98" issue, the forum tries to determine what operating system you use by looking (presumably) at the user-agent string your web browser provides. The forum does this partly to help people responding to questions. The reason is because the answer might depend on the distribution being used (like my above reply to your original question), but the question-askers do not always know to include their operating system/distribution or overlook it as a possible influence on the solution.