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I have Apache installed. Under the URL http://localhost/, I get the ok message 'It Worked'. It also says 'You may now add content to this directory and replace this page.' Well my question basically is, where is 'this page'? on the server. How can I locate it? Is it a file with a name. What is the path to it? Is it possible to have a URL something like http://localhost/usr/lib/cgi-bin, or in order to use the server to access the cgi-bin will I have to create and register a domain name or something?
            -thanks, Alan
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Here is the standard location of the important files used by apache, but you system may be setup differently, you could do a "locate srm.conf" or a "find / -name srm.conf"

       /etc/apache/httpd.conf
       /etc/apache/srm.conf
       /etc/apache/access.conf
       /etc/apache/mime.types
       /etc/apache/magic
       /var/log/apache/error.log
       /var/log/apache/access.log

In srm.conf look for DocumentRoot, on system that is "DocumentRoot /var/www."
That's where index.html is found for  http://localhost/.

Yes, you can set-up cgi-bins for users, this may already be setup, check srm.conf and access.conf, also read the documentation, apache.org always has the most current.  You don't need a domain name .. localhost could be it, or you could associate a name with localhost in your /etc/hosts file.
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that famous index.html should be at /home/httpd/htdocs, /etc/httpd/htdocs, or /usr/local/apache/htdocs,
depending on how you installed Apache.

DocumentRoot is defined in httpd.conf located at /etc/httpd/conf or /usr/local/apache/conf
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try  /home/httpd/html
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