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Old 10-09-2009, 08:04 AM   #1
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Browse directories to find application

Hi All

This is really basic stuff, so hopefully you wont get upset with a newbie.

I have inherited a web server so not totaly sure if it is set up as normal but no reason the think not.

A web company installed a web site on my server, however I am not sure how to browse the server to see where the application is installed.

I have set up a domain using matrix control panel and this has created a domain in the default directorty. So I am assuming the the web company installed the application in this dir, how can I browse this dir. (I have connected to server using putty, but now I am lost as my Dos skills dont seem to help me).

I think they may not have installed application in this DIR, because when I use the URL I get the matrix web page and not the web site. I can view the web site by the IP of my server followed by directory 77.xx.xx.xx/mywebsite.

In summary if I could browse the directories I could check site is installed in correct dir, and then rule this problem out.

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Old 10-09-2009, 08:33 AM   #2
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Usually, web pages are located in /var/www
You can use the locate command to find a file by its name, or the find command.
locate mywebsite
find /var/www -name mywebsite
You can also look at apache configuration file to see where this web site is located.
Apache configuration file is usually located in /etc/apache, /etc/apache2 or /etc/httpd and its name is usually apache2.conf or httpd.conf
Anyway, if you can tell me the distro that is installed, I can be more precise.
Usually, the command 'cat /etc/issue' can give you the distro name and version.
Old 10-15-2009, 10:33 AM   #3
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Hi starting to find my way around. When running Cat /etc/issue I got the following

CentOS release 5.3 (final) Kernel \r on an \m

I also found my http.conf it was in etc/httpd\conf\httpd.conf

Lost of entries here not sure what to look for though?

Hope this helps to narrow down problem.

Neill - still learning
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For Centos, you can use the RHEL docs (Centos is a free copy of RHEL)
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Thanks for document help. loads here a bit over whelming. But I found a reference to the directory where I think web sites are to be placed. That is var/www/html, I have managed to browse the dir but nothing here, is it possible application directories are hidden?

When I create a domain in my matric panel and choose the default main group, does the Matrix control panel create a DIR in vvv/www/html/ Or do I need to install the application in a manually created directory?

I am missing this really simple step I think.



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