starting Apache HTTP Server

Posted on 2007-10-12
Last Modified: 2010-03-04
I'm starting apache http server, and it starts, i verified it in the logs, but when i run "localhost" I get a screen with "It Works!" instead of the welcome screen.
Question by:jpking72
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    This is usually due to one of two reasons:

    1) the default 'DirectoryIndex' in your httpd.conf hasn't been updated to reflect another type of login page

    For example, mine reads (in the search order that I prefer):

    DirectoryIndex  index.html index.html index.php welcome.html

    2) your welcome page is not in the web root directory and needs to be moved there

    Author Comment

    so in other words Apache is working i just don't have the welcome page
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    by:Jan Springer
    yes, that's correct.  it's just doing what it's told.

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