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I no longer wish to use /opt/lampp/htdocs/ as my lampp document root. I went into httpd.conf and edited it to reflect this, the new document root:

DocumentRoot "/home/work/Dropbox/Websites/"
Directory "/home/work/Dropbox/Websites/" (it has tags)

I type in localhost/name_of_website_directory and nothing shows. I even made a test.html file in the Websites directory - that won't load with localhost/test.html it just gives me a 403 and won't load a thing.

I restarted Apache and Lampp and cleared my browser cache, still no luck.

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The workaround it´s ok, try to check the logs, maybe there is something there.

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Hi, thanks for the response. How would I go about doing that? – user1062058 Dec 23 '11 at 17:28
Hi, go to ex. /var/apache/logs and see the content of the file called error.log – Mariano Montañez Ureta Dec 26 '11 at 17:17

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