Configuring apache

Configuring apache

Post by mohbuff1 » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 09:41:18

I have a domain name, but I need hosting. I want to do it myself. I
downloaded apache, but I am wondering how to upload my web site files
using the apache software. Thanks!

Configuring apache

Post by webwolf_30 » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 22:55:17

you want to host your own website

apache is a webserver

place your files inside apache's htdocs or whatever the site directory
is set to.
update your domain's A record to point to your IP address, update
apache to listen to for connections to your domain name.

no uploads needed, unless your server is installed on a dedicated
machine, then youl just need to use FTP on the LAN.


Configuring apache

Post by pfanc » Tue, 11 Apr 2006 09:32:08

ok I have done what you mention here. How do i get the index.html file to
show and what are the index.htm.whateve files mean?
and do i change those? I'm real new to this. I can use abyss server a little
better, but not that much and I'm fixing to start learning this one. I just
want to be a better understanding of it. and are there any PDF documents on
this one? thanks.

Configuring apache

Post by webwolf_30 » Tue, 11 Apr 2006 20:47:56

apache is the most popular web server around, there is a lot of
information on it, just google specific questions. ; manuals<

index.html should show automatically before anything else in the

lets say your domain is

as long as the home page for that site is under the root of your web
server ie; htdocs
then when you goto that index.html page should

htm and html are one and the same, html is the preferred tradition, you
can change the default from index.html to


or whatever you want it to be.
just find the below line in the httpd.conf file

DirectoryIndex index.html index.html.var index.htm index.php

and append onto that line whatever you would like to be used as the
default home page for each directory, you can replace any of the above

Configuring apache

Post by Eggs Zacht » Wed, 12 Apr 2006 09:28:16

pfancy said:

You don't mention what version of Apache that you're running.

A simple Googling of "apache manual" returned, as the first link:

That's everything you need to know about Apache.


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