Apache Web Server - How to change URL default directory / webpage?

Just set up a LAMP stack. Default web page is index.html found in:
but I want to change it to:

Can anyone advise?

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make the changes in /etc/apache2/httpd.conf to Document root to whatever directory you want to.
 if this file is not available then make the changes in  default-server.conf

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Jason210Author Commented:
Since I'm using a machine image then the directory is slightly different:


In there i changed the DocumentRoot to var/www/html/moodle

Moodle is the web application folder. However, it does not seem to be working. Is there anything else that needs changing in this appache configuration file?
Did you restarted the apache services?
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just edit /sites-available/default

<Directory /var/www/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride all
Order allow,deny
allow from all
# This directive allows us to have apache2's default start page
# in /apache2-default/, but still have / go to the right place
RedirectMatch ^/$ /apache2-default/

and comment out #RedirectMatch ^/$ /apache2-default/

# you missed the leading / in
DocumentRoot to /var/www/html/moodle
Jayachandran PalanisamyTechnical Consultant - LinuxCommented:
Could you please which version of Linux that you are using and how you installed Apache(Rpm/Tar/deb)?

Jason210Author Commented:
It's deployed as an image using Amazon Web Services. The image is working fine, but I have this splash screen that I want to avoid.

So I edit the httpd.conf file by changing these lines.

DocumentRoot  "/path/to/index/page"
<Directory "/path/to/index/page">

Obviously substituting that with real information.

The funny thing is it works until I reboot the server (which I do when I make an image) and the it just craters with error 500.

This is Unbuntu 10.04, and Apache2.

@ahoffman - I didn't miss the leading slash on the conf file.
Jason210Author Commented:
It seems that it's the application that is causing this error, the index.php file in the moodle folder.

As a test, I dropped an ordinary index.html file in there it worked.
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