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I'm on a newly purchased VPS with CentOS 5. When I try to start Apache, it logs the following error:

file does not exist /var/www/html/appserv

Appserv, I can see when googling it, is a PHP/mysql stack install. I did not install it and yum says there is no such package installed. Why then, is Apache looking for it?

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Check your /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file and search for appserv

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it turns out the new install had not loaded the proper conf and after a httpd reload the error was gone. there are other problems now but just in case anyone ever googles the same problem, they will get a little answer here. – markus Nov 13 '10 at 14:29

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