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How do I change the document root of a Linux Apache server?

I'm trying to learn how to configure an Apache HTTP server (with which I have no experience) someone else has setup in a VM running Ubuntu 8.04. I know the server is running, since I get ...
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Best permissions/ownership for apache document root

I need some help setting the correct permissions or ownership of the apache document root. Here is what I need: different websites stored in /var/www/html/<site> two users should update/manage ...
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What is the proper way to set up the Apache document root in terms of privileges?

I have just installed Ubuntu 9.10 server edition on my machine and I wish to run my own personal local server with other users in the same LAN. First, I was wondering what folder directory structure ...
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Why am I getting this error in the logs?

Ok so I just started a new ubuntu server 11.10 and i added the vhost and all seems ok ...I also restarted apache but when i visit the browser i get a blank page the server ip is http://23.21.197.126/ ...
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Apache equivalent of IIS application roots

Someone just set up a directory for me on an Apache server where I will put my PHP application. This directory has an external path of 192.168.1.5/app and points to /home/test/app. My application ...
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Apache wildcard documentroot

I would like to use the the subdomain as my DocumentRoot folder foo.example.com Goes to /var/www/foo However I do not want to add a new entry for every subdomain Basically *.example.com ...
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Apache: Client-IP-based DocumentRoot

I don't know if this could be possible on apache yet, I've done hefty amount of research before coming here. but: I have a VirtualHost running at *:80, ServerName to somedomain.tld. What I want to ...
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How to configure Apache document root?

I am in the process to migrate to a new web server and I would like to have a clean and safe file architecture for apache and my web application. The server will serve one single php/mysql ...
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Inconsistent trailing slash in DOCUMENT_ROOT variable in PHP when using Apache

In different server environments, the PHP $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] super global sometimes has a trailing slash and sometimes it does not. I would have thought this issue is directly related to how ...
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Is there anything wrong with making your documentroot tmpfs, if you've got the ram to spare?

As the title says, it strikes me that if I have an old mason webapp which is basically a few hundred perl scripts and components on disk, would it not run quicker if I made the documentroot a tmpfs? ...
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Sharing the same document root - except for a folder and a file

I have two websites, websitea and websiteb. I have them both pointing to the same document root and all works fine, however I want websitea to have different db details to websiteb. Database details ...
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Is it possible to serve different DocumentRoot from Virtual Host in Apache conf depending on IP of the visitor?

I just wonder if it's possible to define several DocumentRoots for single VirtualHost in httpd.conf and serve them out depending on IP of the visitor?
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setting documentroot in apache

i've set the documentroot in httpd.conf as: DocumentRoot "C:\Users\user1\Documents\WebProjects" if the files are located in WebProjects, they work; however if i create a sub folder [project] in ...
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Apache2 VirtualDocumentRoot wildcard subdomains with fallback

Configuring a local development linux box I'd like to have some sneaky Apache2 configuration which would do the following, when I request 'sub.domain.tld.local': 1.) Serve from: ...
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Testing vhost config

I've been battling to get a vhost config working on an internal development server at work. I have found other vhost configs in the site-available directory. For some reason, I can't see why my new ...
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Cant start apache, says html folder not directory

When I attempt to start httpd: [root@cameronaziz www]# service httpd start Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 292 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf: DocumentRoot must be a directory ...
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Can a S3 mount be used as the document root for Apache?

Has anyone been successful in having their DocumentRoot reside on an S3 mount (using s3fs)? I currently have a mounted bucket at /mnt/s3. I can read and write files to it no problem. In my ...
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Mapping different ServerPath to different DocumentRoot with the same address

I am using an Apache server within an intranet to give access to reports. I want, with the same servername, to map a server path to a different documentroot that happens to be a file share. Is this ...
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Apache refusing to change DocumentRoot

I've installed Zend Server CE 5.1.0 on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit in its default location, meaning the path to my htdocs is C:\Program Files (x86)\Zend\Apache2\htdocs. Not something that I would like ...
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Apache doesn't start: syntax error…DocumentRoot must be a directory

I read all the previous answer but I couldn't fix my problem.. I'm changing the server where my website is hosted and I'm setting again apache.. Now, after installing php, fail2ban, etc i have that ...
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XAMPP pointing a file outside root folder [closed]

I am using XAMPP for first time in Mac. Running out problems accessing other than root folder(htdocs).when I am placing my web application inside htdocs with default httpd.conf file it works when I ...
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setting php.ini to use / for webroot?

New at this, so apologies if I'm not using the correct terminology, but... Locally, in my scripts, I can include scripts using: include('/include/sample.php'); And it will automatically traverse to ...
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How can I edit an individual site's virtualhost using either WHM or cPanel?

I've been using Webmin/virtualmin for years. In Webmin, I can edit Apache config files quite easily. For example, if a user wants to change the DocumentRoot because he/she wants to serve up a Ruby on ...
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ubuntu apache subdomains pointing to main domain

I have a ubuntu server with apache setup, the main domain on the server is a subdomain app.example.com, which is working fine. Now if I setup john.app.example.com, then that also is displaying the ...
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DocumentRoot and htaccess files

I have a muluitple vhosts set up all with the same DocumentRoot pointing to a common set of files, I have set up AliasMatch for for the bespoke files on each site, I was wondering if I can have a ...
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set document root for external calls

I'm using mod_userdir to set my document root to /home/user/server/public_html/ I also setup a virtual host that will redirect for the ServerName domain.com to ...
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DocumentRoot Directory Apache httpd

I want to make changes over my httpd.conf file of Apache running in Windows, but I want to know why need to use (or declare) the same root twice. DocumentRoot "C:/Apache/htdocs" <Directory /> ...
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Why can't I change document root in apache without error?

I'm trying to change my document root in apache so I can start a new project and keep an old one available so I can reference the files. Whenever I try to change the document root, though, I get a 403 ...
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nginx doesn't find the directory but apache does

I use apache as the backend server and nginx on the frontend. Apache listens to port 8080 and nginx to port 80. What I do is have the root point to the public folder foreach virtualhost: ...
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Default DocumentRoot directory redirects to a VirtualHost in Virtualmin [closed]

When I try to access DocumentRoot it redirects to one of my VirtualHosts, I can't see contents in /var/www/html. It's under Virtualmin 3.94 and I think someone else my problem here, but I can't find ...
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Finding Document Root

I can browse the company intranet site using the following URL. http://192.168.1.2/admin/index.php How do I find the full path of the file "index.php"? I tried... locate admin/index.php and it ...
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setting up a vhost alias with a wildcard for domain and document root - doc root not parsed correctly

I only have a fuzzy idea of the correct terminology to use in this question so please feel free to help me by clarifying it. I have a vhost setup. The idea is that I want a wildcard to route all ...
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Why did my DocumentRoot change?

My document root (suddenly and unexpectedly) changed to /htdocs from /var/www. This happened after I restarted apache2. The only thing I changed was the httpd.conf file which now reads as follows: ...
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Apache2 reverseproxy - How to set a DocumentRoot on the server?

I've configured a reverseproxy with apache2. The reverseproxy configuration looks like this: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName someserver.com ProxyRequests Off ProxyPass / ...
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Apache Serving Wrong Document Root

I have installed SSL on a subdomain of my site. Everything works perfectly, except this strange behavior. If I point my browser at the following locations, these document roots are served: ...
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Set up instance of Drupal website on fresh Ubuntu server?

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 ...
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index.html is not read from the intended directory

I am trying to set up a virtual host on a Fedora 18 installation. This is on Rackspace. Following is my /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf (I deleted all the comment lines for brevity): ServerRoot ...
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Apache, serving a subdomain from a different directory than webroot

I'm trying to serve two projects, separately, from a shared directory on an Ubuntu server via Apache. The directory of the whole kit and kaboodle looks something like: /project /api /app Now, ...
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How to set PHP root directory?

I've a web server with CentOS and DirectAdmin. I found that php is allowed to ignore the virtual host DocumentRoot. For example the following code: <?php print_r(scandir('/')); ?> Result on a ...
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Apache Documentroot access forbidden

Running Arch Linux I am trying to get apache to use /www (not /var/www) as DocumentRoot. /www is a softlink to /home/user/www. However, I keep getting an "Access Forbidden" error. The / and /home ...
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.htaccess question - document root - Do we need this RewriteRule in here?

On our virtual host, we have defined our document root to point to var/www/something/public Since we have that, do we need, on our .htaccess file (that will be placed on public directory btw), this? ...
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Apache HTTPd FollowSymLinks path permission

I'm configuring my development environment with a basic Apache HTTPd configuration. But, to avoid a often problem, I want to map my test URL to my development folder. I'm using Ubuntu. My ...
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Apache 2.2, changing DocumentRoot depending on the HTTP auth credentials provided by client

Is this even possible? Say I have a server, devbox.local, which has several HTTP auth users: alan, bill, carl. What I'm trying to do is tell Apache to use a different DocumentRoot depending on who is ...
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Shared Document Root on Clustered Apache Setup

I'm setting up a cluster of three apache servers and I can't find much information on how to best handle a shared document root. Currently I was planning on building a dedicated file server and share ...
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How to rewrite index.php (and other valid default files) to the document root using mod_rewrite?

I would like to redirect index.php, as well as any other valid default file (e.g. index.html, index.asp, etc.) to the document root (which contains index.php) with something like this: RewriteRule ...
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Setting multiple Apache VirtualHosts to same DocumentRoot without url changing?

I'm trying to get domain.fi and domain.com to point to the same DocumentRoot, without the domain changing in the browser url. Is that possible with Apache? I've got the both domains pointing to the ...
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Windows 7: How to change location of a profile's folders?

Am trying to get Widows 7 to behave when told to change a user's "Desktop", "Saved Searches", "Desktop", "My Music", and the rest of the folders that "point" to their different directories and that ...
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Apache Adding DocumentRoot to URL when www not used - could be rewrite issue

When I visit www.mysite.com all is well. When I visit mysite.com (without the www) I get redirected to http://www.mysite.com/home/admin/domains/mysite.com/public_html which gives a 404 error. ...
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nginx displays wrong document roots (Virtualmin)

I recently set up Virtualmin on a clean Debian7-32bit VPS. I decided to go with nginx instead of Apache. Virtualmin sets up separate config files for each "virtual host", which I guess is fine. I ...
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Apache Virtual host (SSL) Doc Root issue

I am having issues with the SSL document root of my vhosts configuration. Http sees to work fine and navigates to the root directory and publishes the page fine - DocumentRoot ...