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Where my Apache settings are

This is just a note to self, because I run Apache to test some online experiments locally.

Settings are in /etc/apache2

I changed the document root to my home directory; this setting is in /etc/apache2/sites-available/default. I allow only connections from (localhost), this setting is also in that file.

More general settings are in /etc/apache2/httpd.conf and in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf. I don’t think I’ve changed anything in those files. httpd.conf seems to load the PHP module, I may have set that.


To make your settings take effect, gracefully restart Apache 2:

sudo apache2ctl restart

Addendum 2

Just had to redo the settings on a new Ubuntu install. After changing the document root to a folder in my home directory, I was getting “403 Forbidden” even though that new document root folder was chmod 755 (drwxr-xr-x), world readable and executable. Turns out that the home directory itself was drwxr--r-- and I needed to chmod 755 that as well.

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