Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 187
  • Last Modified:

Change/Set new Homepage

Hi guys, elementary question here,
Can anyone tell me home to change/set a new homepage (Is index.htm, should be index.php) on an Apache server?  There are several sites on this webserver, I was unsure if my change is done by editing httpd.conf..
Cheers folks
0
slands10
Asked:
slands10
  • 7
  • 7
1 Solution
 
HackneyCabCommented:
Your question isn't clear.

Are you trying to tell Apache that a request for http://mydomain.com/ should serve http://mydomain.com/index.php or are you trying to do something else?
0
 
periwinkleCommented:
Generally this is done via the DirectoryIndex directive, like:

DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.php

would look first for index.html - if not found, it would then look for index.htm, and then for index.php.

This is most often done in the httpd.conf in your VirtualHost setup for your server, but you may be able to override this by putting this command in an .htaccess file, and placing it in the directory root of your web site.

0
 
periwinkleCommented:
Re-reading -you want index.php to take precedence, so you'd use:

DirectoryIndex index.php
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
slands10Author Commented:
Sorry, I should clear things up,

the current directory is /var/www/website.co.uk which contains the current homepage - index.htm.
I am wanting to change the homepage to index.php, which is a file I am waiting for a user to ftp to the server.  From my understanding, I need to change a configuration file to point to index.php instead of index.htm.

periwinkle, I think I follow what you are saying.  Currently, the .htaccess file can be found in /var/www/website.co.uk/accesslogs/ and it contains 'deny from all'
I should move this to /var/www/website.co.uk/, and then edit it to contain the line you specify, adjusting it to suit my needs - DirectoryIndex index.php index.html index.htm

?

Thanks for your quick replies guys

:-)
0
 
slands10Author Commented:
HackneyCab, that is precisely what I am trying to do, thanks
0
 
periwinkleCommented:
RE: (periwinkle, I think I follow what you are saying.  Currently, the .htaccess file can be found in /var/www/website.co.uk/accesslogs/ and it contains 'deny from all'
I should move this to /var/www/website.co.uk/, and then edit it to contain the line you specify, adjusting it to suit my needs - DirectoryIndex index.php index.html index.htm)

No, no!  There can be several .htaccess files on your server, and there are many configuration options  This one was placed in the accesslogs directory so that the outside world cannot view that directory.  If you move that .htaccess file into your main directory, no one will be able to see your website.

Instead, try creating a new on in your /var/www/website.co.uk directory can put in:

DirectoryIndex index.php index.html index.htm
0
 
slands10Author Commented:
Cheers chief!  I follow you now.  I think they call this 'learning on the job'....

Thanks again man, you too HackneyCab, very quick responses!
0
 
slands10Author Commented:
Hi guys, I hope somebody sees this as I've more or less closed the topic!

When adding .htaccess to /var/www/website.co.uk, with DirectoryIndex index.php, the page is not picked up and I am taken to the CentOS/Apache test page.

Any ideas?

Thanks
0
 
periwinkleCommented:
If you place an .htaccess without ANY contents in that directory, does that happen?
0
 
slands10Author Commented:
It sure does.  index.php is not defined in DirectoryIndex in the httpd.conf file, which is strange as other sites onn the same server use index.php files, and they have no .htaccess file associated with them.  I'm totally stumped.  
Thanks for the input
0
 
periwinkleCommented:
Can you modify the httpd.conf file? Perhaps this is one of those directives that doesn't work properly from the .htaccess file.
0
 
slands10Author Commented:
Hi periwinkle, I tried both the .htaccess file and also editinf httpd.conf and adding index.php into the DIrectoryIndex section, neither worked.  I'll work on it more today and post if I find the answer, thanks for the help
0
 
periwinkleCommented:
I suspect that there is more at conflict, then.

Can you post your virtual host sections for this domain (feel free to disguise the actual domain and ip address)?
0
 
slands10Author Commented:
Alrighty!
Bit more of a smile on my face now.  The problem was that each website had a config file defined for it, located at etc/httpd/conf.d/website.co.uk.conf.
In this file there was a DirectoryIndex line with index.htm defined.  Changed this to index.php, which did not seem to do anything until I entered 'service httpd restart' command
and
voila!  Happy days, as they say.

Thanks for all your input peri, much appreciated, I now understand it all a little better.  Hope this helps someone else in the future too, good work.

Cheers again, chief
0
 
periwinkleCommented:
Ah!  Awesome - I'm glad your problem is solved!
0

Featured Post

Restore individual SQL databases with ease

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server delivers an easy-to-use, wizard-driven interface for restoring your databases from a backup. No expert SQL background required. Web interface provides a complete view of all available SQL databases to simplify the recovery of lost database

  • 7
  • 7
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now