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Old 04-05-2007, 03:44 PM   #1
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apache2 serving <username>'s page

I have apache 2 running on my computer locally (localhost) and I want to make it so that I can put a folder in my home directory and have apache serve it. I've seen it in other threads but I forgot how they did it.

I've seen other apache sites where the individual users have pages that you can reference by typing '~username' at the end of the web address. That's what I want to do. I already have material that I have apache serving at "/var/www/" and it works fine. So, if anybody has a page that explains it, or maybe can explain it themselves, I'd really apreciate it.

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Old 04-05-2007, 05:10 PM   #2
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Files to be served from home directories need to be in a 'public_html' directory. I would also suggest that you make a 'public_html' directory in /etc/skel so that any new users that are created will have public_html directories too.

There may be a directive that needs to in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf, but I don't think there is and user directories worked out-of-the-box so to speak on my installation of Debian.


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