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Old 03-29-2006, 10:00 AM   #1
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Not able to change the root folder in apache2


I installed apache2 and everything went fine with the defalt home page which is mapped to /srv/www/htdocs. Now I want to change the default home to /srv/www/myhome. So I made the follwoing changes in default-server.conf file.

#DocumentRoot "/srv/www/htdocs"
DocumentRoot "/srv/www/myhome"

#
# Configure the DocumentRoot
#
#<Directory "/srv/www/htdocs">
<Directory "/srv/www/myhome">
Options None
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
</Directory>

After making this change if I run apache2ctl configtest I'm getting a output "Syntax OK". But when I restart my apache2 server it still points to the htdocs home page. Is there anything else I need to change to change the home folder? I checked the logs and everthing seems to be smooth and not able to find any errors. Could someone please help me resolving this problem.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
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It sounds like there might be a virtual host conflict. Make sure that your default virtual host is configured for /srv/www/myhome.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 12:50 AM   #3
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How to check the default virtual host?
Thanx.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 01:17 AM   #4
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Last edited by Ellops; 03-30-2006 at 01:21 AM.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 11:13 AM   #5
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Well, seeing that your distro is SUSE, you should easily be able to determine this using YaST. Start up YaST -> Network Services -> httpd. There should be a section for virtual hosts, somewhere in there you can edit your default virtual host.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 12:56 PM   #6
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`httpd -S`
 
Old 03-31-2006, 04:07 PM   #7
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You are right pdeman2. When I use http://127.0.0.1/ it takes me to the default home page provided by apache2. When I use http://myserver/ it properly takes me to my home page. Thanks a lot for your help.
 
  


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