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Old 11-29-2004, 02:56 PM   #1
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How to change default Apache page?

I have apache installed...but in order to access index.html, I need to go to directly
rather than just

how do I fix this?

Old 11-29-2004, 03:00 PM   #2
Not now, John!
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What page do you get when you request

Probably, the order of values for DirectoryIndex directive in httpd.conf can fix that.

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Old 11-29-2004, 03:10 PM   #3
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Ya, you need to change your httpd.conf file.

Look for the following entry

<IfModule mod_dir.c>
DirectoryIndex index.html index.php

Make sure that it's uncommented and that both index.html and index.php exist (at least index.html if that's your index page).
If that entry doesn't exist then add it, restart apache and it should work.

Old 11-29-2004, 06:31 PM   #4
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that worked! thanks. It was uncommented, but didn't have index.php, so I added it, restarted. and voila.

Not now, John!,
I was getting the apache default page.


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