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Changing Default Webroot for an Apache 2.0 server on Linux Redhat

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Hi i'm currently running a webserver (Apache 2.0) on Linux redhat and right now it's configured so that when i type in http://myipaddress the local directory that it "points" to is /usr/local/apache/htdocs how do i change it so it points to another directory, eg /var/www/html?

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Find httpd.conf file in your Apache web server directory, usually at /usr/local/apache/conf/ . Open the file using any text editor and find:

DocumentRoot "/usr/local/apache/htdocs"
and
<Directory "/usr/local/apache/htdocs">

Change both directory to the new webroot

DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"
and
<Directory "/var/www/html">

Save the httpd.conf file and restart the web server.
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