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My environment is: Amazon linux 64 bit (Q1. i dont if its ubuntu or red-hat, is there any way to check?) And I need to run php and mysql, thus I installed httpd (Q2. is httpd == apache??), but on my default page, it says: please upload files to /var/www/html folder.

Q3.This is the first time I set aws ec2 server myself, my previous experience is hosting with hosting company. Normally in hosting company, my web directory is called "www" or "public_html" or "htdocs".Why is my folder name is "/var/www/html"? Am I installed wrong apache?

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1)Use lsb_release

# lsb_release -a
LSB Version:    :core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.1-ia32:graphics-3.1-noarch
Distributor ID: CentOS
Description:    CentOS release 5.5 (Final)
Release:    5.5
Codename:   Final

# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS
Release:    10.04
Codename:   lucid

2)Red Hat/CentOS:

yum install httpd


apt-get install apache2

3)"/var/www/html" in default DocumentRoot in CentOS httpd. Change line in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:

DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"
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Thanks for the direction. How do I check my OS version? I tried "cat /etc/issue", the output is "Amazon Linux AMI release 2010.11.1 (beta)", is this a new OS, different from CentOS and Ubuntu? And based on your answers, I assume its okay to NOT have htdocs or www or public_html folder, am I right? – heathub Mar 2 '11 at 4:49
Yes, it's okay...Amazon Linux is RHEL5 Linux version ( ) – ooshro Mar 2 '11 at 5:00
RedHat!!!!!! Okay, my very last question. Is this okay, I mean, as of now(2 March 2011) to use Amazon Linux, cuz its currently on beta stage right?? – heathub Mar 2 '11 at 5:08
No, Amazon Linux is stable and secure. – ooshro Mar 2 '11 at 5:36

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