So at work I've just kind of taken over the servers and am suppose to set up a MapServer. I'm fairly new to all this web server stuff. I was trying to run a bin file and know I have to run it from the web server and not just typing in file/// in a browser. All the Apache files are on the system but I'm not sure if it's actually set up and running. I'm on Linux, CentOS.
When I type in "localhost" I just get a message saying Firefox was unable to connect to the server. I went to whatismyip.com to get my IP Address and when I go there I get a page displaying some text about the company, so there is an html file somewhere I guess? Would this be for the web server running on my computer? If so, I cannot find this html file. I checked the default folder in /var/www/html but it's empty...
So I just don't know what file I'm accessing when I type in my IP. How do I know if Apache is running properly and where can I find where I need to upload files to access them via the http server?
edit: don't know if this really matters, but the server wasn't set up on the machine I'm using. But I do have root access to the root files where all the apache files are located. Maybe I shouldn't be using the IP address of my computer though? I'm not sure if this matters.