I'm trying to learn how to configure an Apache HTTP server (with which I have no experience) someone else has setup in a VM running Ubuntu 8.04.
I know the server is running, since I get "
<html><body><h1>It works!</h1></body></html>" when I go to http://126.96.36.199/ (where 188.8.131.52 is the VM's IP number).
I found apache2.conf and httpd.conf (among other files) in /etc/apache2/. httpd.conf is empty.
I tried adding
DocumentRoot "/home/username/temp" into /etc/apache2/httpd.conf and put some simple HTML in /home/username/temp/index.html. But when I reload http://184.108.40.206/ there's no change.
Do I need to restart httpd to get it to accept the change to DocumentRoot?
Update: I changed "DocumentRoot /var/www/" in /etc/apache2/sites-available/default to "DocumentRoot /home/username/temp", but the next HTML wasn't served until I ran
sudo service apache2 restart. Can I tell Apache to reload the config (instead of restarting)?
Update #2: Got this from Karol Piczak's comment on his answer:
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload