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Old 07-31-2003, 01:47 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 Apache2 setup

This is my first experience with Apache2, using the version that comes with Mandrake, and all i would like is to host from my computer. I believe i have my server successfully running however i cannot find the folder where i put things to be displayed on the site.

Also, I installed apache 1.3.xx earlier today, and it said they install in parallel, and having both should not present any problems.
I have read a number of Apache tutorials, however the mandrake install seemed to not use the default folders (I have no /usr/local/Apache/ or Apache2 folder).
After scanning the httpd.conf (which i found in /usr/local/conf [instead of /usr/local/Apache/conf/]... [and which seems like it may be from the Apache 1.3... as /usr/local does not seem like a default place that mandrake would install to]) i saw a reference to /usr/local/htdocs (i can check exactly what it says if important - ot made me believe that it might be the magic one) so i put a test.html into that folder, but that seemed to have no effect.
I did find a (new) Host Space/ folder in my /home/username/ directory, however placing things (test.html, test.jpg) here still gave me nothing when i tried or even (after the suggestion of my mac-oriented friend)

I do not know where i can look to find where the Apache 2 default folders are (or where i can find the httpd.conf used by Apache2, unless they are the same for both versions) Any suggestions are very much appreciated. I'm using the Apache 2.0.44 on MDK 9.1

Last edited by scius; 07-31-2003 at 01:59 AM.
Old 07-31-2003, 01:57 AM   #2
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Well, I believe by default the httpd.conf file is stored in /etc/httpd/conf . Open up httpd.conf and see what the:

DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"

Again, I believe by default it is /var/www/html. Then pop a file called index.html into /var/www/html, open up your browser and type http://localhost and you should see that index.html file in your browser.

Of course httpd has to be running.
Old 07-31-2003, 02:14 AM   #3
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Woot! Awesome. That /etc/httpd/conf was the key. Important note for anyone who might be looking at this as a guide... for something, the file is actually httpd2.conf for Apache2, and httpd.conf for Apache (for those that get thrown off easily.) The file was /var/www/html/ so check back to my site soon and expect some content!

Ah yes, and thanks a ton, i've been looking for this for hours.

Last edited by scius; 07-31-2003 at 02:16 AM.
Old 07-31-2003, 02:32 AM   #4
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Oh, one last thing that maybe someone can help me with. I was able to get the httpd to start just fine... but getting it to stop has been another matter entirely. It gives no error message, but jsut doesn't stop running when i type httpd stop from the console. I tried to follow apache's instructions to use /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl... but i have no apache2 folder in local, and the /usr/local/bin folder is empty. Anyway, i thought i should jsut be able to type httpd stop into the console, but i think i'm, again, missing somethign.


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