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I set up a virtual host on my apache server and after restarting the server, it gives the warning: Starting httpd: Warning: DocumentRoot /www/html/platinum does not exist

DocumentRoot /www/html/platinum
ErrorLog logs/
CustomLog logs/ common

can any one would help me to sort this out

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Well, does /www/html/platinum exist? Does the Apache user have access to it? – Pekka 웃 Dec 21 '11 at 10:30
yes the directory exists and selenix is disabled on my system.system permission is already give to the directory.would u tell me how to set up Apache user access to that . – Junior Dev Dec 21 '11 at 10:35
What user is Apache running as? What's the output of running "ls -l /www/html/platinum" as that user? – pgl Dec 21 '11 at 10:40
when runs command : ls: cannot access /www/html/platinum: No such file or directory and apache log for user is as follow -D AP_DOC_ROOT="/var/www" -D AP_GID_MIN=100 -D AP_HTTPD_USER="apache" -D AP_LOG_EXEC="/var/log/httpd/suexec.log" -D AP_SAFE_PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin" -D AP_UID_MIN=500 -D AP_USERDIR_SUFFIX="public_html" – Junior Dev Dec 21 '11 at 10:48
Your folder does not exist, see first comment. – luastoned Dec 21 '11 at 10:53
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It seems that, there is no dir named platinum in the /www/html/. So, first create the dir platinum in /www/html/ and set the user and group of the apache to the created folder.

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yes, I managed to settle the things. thnks :) – TED Dec 23 '11 at 5:32

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