I am a brand new to Drupal...and web programming, for that matter. I have set up an Ubuntu 12.10 server, installed Apache, and installed Drupal 7.24 (all through bash...I am working from the server ssh). I now want to take a Drupal repository from GitHub and load an identical instance of this website on my server...yes, I have the permission of the site's administrator. My server currently uses /var/www/ as the DocumentRoot...which points to index.html. However, in my limited Drupal knowledge I know that I should be pointing the DocumentRoot at my GitHub repository's index.php file.
Here's my question(s): 1) How do I get my server to load up the index.php file instead of index.html? 2) Is there anything special I need to be doing after I point my DocumentRoot at the index.php file...in other words, will the entire website just magically "show up" in my browser once the server looks at the index.php file?
Sorry, for any ambiguity. I can clarify, if necessary. Thanks.