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Apache/1.3.20 Server at ____.com Port 80

This is the error that I am getting when I try to access my web site. I only have apache and under it i have htdocs. How do I enable the index.html page so that everybody can read it? Is the folder permissions? Apache folder has drwxr-xr-x and htdocs is drwxr-xr-x.
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Run Apache as daemon not from inetd!

Locate the config files for apache.


if it isn't there type:
   find / -name "httpd.conf"

Edit the file httpd.conf
make sure it contains the following 2 lines:
   User www-data
   Group www-data

set the group and owner www-data on the htdocs dir and files type:
   chown -R www-data.www-data htdocs

set Documentroot directive in the srm.conf file or if you don't have srm.conf in the httpd.conf. like:

DocumentRoot /your-apache-path/htdoc

Remember to enable the default document in your httpd.conf (usually in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf) and add a line like:

DirectoryIndex index.html index.php index.htm
Also, assure you have your DocumentRoot set correctly
DocumentRoot /home/httpd/htdocs

(then reload apache with something like #killall -HUP httpd)

You can also test your site using the whole URL

Your permissions looks ok.


and the index.html page needs to go into the htdocs directory, the message also appears if there is no page at all and the directory listing is denied. Make sure the index page is set a+r

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