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where do web documents go in apache w/ mandrake 10

hi,

i've just installed mandrake 10 and have installed apache with the install. I now seem to have a site up and running, i dialed up and took my ip address and on another computer saw the same screen that is in localhost on my linux box. so i feel like i've got it started, one simple question?

Where do i put my web docs so I can look at my website?
right now i have a cdrom with all of my files i've tried cp /mnt/cdrom/* /home/username
and cp /mnt/cdrom/* (somethingw/)/httpd  sorry can't be more specific, i'm terribly new to linux.
i understand that i'm on dialup and my ip will change. later i will have dsl
this should work for a while: http://4.240.30.123/  that is my linux box and the default page
thanks.
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solodiver
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KaarthickCommented:
See to that if you are having a directory named manual-2.0 or manual-1.3 inside apache's directory , if so then extract your documents in these directory depending upon your version of the document
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solodiverAuthor Commented:
say i'm in root. what should i type to get into apache's directory and then the manual-x.x  ?
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solodiverAuthor Commented:
also how do i get apache to accept index.php as the default doc to open?

example say i go into my http://ip.xx.x.x/  and don't specify the exact index.php after it?

why won't my install of apache bring up index.php by default.

thanks,

mike
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solodiverAuthor Commented:
example: http://4.240.30.123/  brings up the mandrake default page

and http://4.240.30.123/index.php brings u my site..

ty
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KaarthickCommented:
First use the locate command to find where is the Apache directory, from there you can navigate into that particular document directory,

usage of locate command: locate apache

to be more apt, please do a search for manual-2.0 and manual-1.3 directories from root
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solodiverAuthor Commented:
ok i seem to have found two ways of adding files to the site. /var/www/html   and /usr/share/doc/apache2-manual-2.0.48

i rm'd index.html but still the doc comes up index.html (that was while in /usr/share/doc/apache2-manual-2.0)

i rm'd index.html but that file didn't exist in /var/www/html

so i:  locate manual-1.3 and it just carriage returns to a root prompt and does nothing.

so thot maybe i can rename it so i tried:
[root@localhost root]# cd /var/www/html
[root@localhost html]# mv index.html
mv: missing file argument
Try `mv --help' for more information.
[root@localhost html]# mv index.html index.old
mv: cannot stat `index.html': No such file or directory


then i tried : [root@localhost root]# cd /var/www/html
[root@localhost html]# mv index.html index.old
mv: cannot stat `index.html': No such file or directory

i'm sure i'm doing something wrong that most newbies do...
thanks for your patience..

_mike_h      

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KaarthickCommented:
Are you able to access the documents now from the URL you've mentioned?

Why do u want to remove the index.html file.?
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solodiverAuthor Commented:
yes i can access the documents but one in particular is missing index.html. that file is the default apache "your service is running" page and i wan t my page index.php to be the index file that loads by default. yet i am unable to delete or really even find this elusive index.html file. i would think that it would have to be in the /var/www/html dir or the /usr/share/doc/apache2-manual-2.0.48 dir. but when i shell over to those directories i am unable to affect or even locate index.html. i tried to rename index.html and no luck.

_m_h

ps. next answer i will just accept you've been so helpful to this point, thanks.
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