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Old 02-25-2003, 03:48 AM   #1
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Apache as a test server

I've just installed my first linux distro (mandrake 9), so this is all new ground for me... After installing Mandrake I used the software installer to install Apache and PHP - I want a setup purely for testing my php-based website.

Now... Apache seems to be working ok as http://localhost gives me the standard successful Apache install page. What I want to know is how I can add my website files to the server path /var/www/html without logging in as root, or do I have to login as root each time I want to do this?

btw, you may have guessed from my question, but I've no experience in conf files or general webserver setups - I've always let my webhost worry about that before, but i'd be grateful of any helpful url's to get me up to speed.

Last edited by solfer; 02-25-2003 at 03:50 AM.
Old 02-25-2003, 08:01 AM   #2
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Login as Root in your console. Search the file httpd.conf - Its the Apache Configuration File. Edit the following two lines in this file:
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"
# This should be changed to whatever you set DocumentRoot to.
<Directory "/var/www/html">
Restart your Webserver. I think Mandrake installes Apache via the xinetd scrpit, so make a /etc/init.d/xinetd restart


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