After default CentOs 5.5 install - Document_Root directory (/var/www/html) is owned by root. In my httpd.conf file I have:

user apache group apache

mmm. Should I change ownership of /var/www/html to apache:apache?


Never mind. I was trying to figure out why I can't access a directory that i've created inside of the Document_Root. Then I've stoped SELinux and was able to access that directory.

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No, you need not to change the ownership of /var/ww/html from root:root. But it should be in 755 permission.

What error you are getting while accessing the folder inside /var/www/html

  • TThe problem was in selinux as I finally figured:) thanks for ur answer anyway.
    – Stann
    Mar 29, 2011 at 23:35

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