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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] New User? home page/ index.html ?
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2003 08:29:20 GMT
First point: DirectoryIndex can take a list of filenames as its
argument, so there is nothing wrong with having "DirectoryIndex
index.html index.html.var" or whatever. Apache will just search the list
and serve the first one it finds.

- Check the DocumentRoot - are you sure it points to the directory you

- Check the name of your index file - are you sure it is purely
"index.html"? Check it with a command-line prompt to make sure Windows
hasn't added anything (eg index.html.HTM). Check the name is all lower
case (eg not Index.html).

- When you look at the directory listing for your docroot in the
browser, can you see your index file? What is it called? If you click on
it, can it be opened? 

Owen Boyle
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kent Healey []
> Sent: Dienstag, 2. Dezember 2003 17:24
> To:
> Subject: [users@httpd] New User? home page/ index.html ?
> I am a windows XP home user, and I recently downloaded:
> apache_2.0.48-win32-x86-no_ssl
> Previously I downloaded some version of Apache with indigo pearl.
> I am not sure if it was exactly what I needed or not.
> The version installed itself in the :c directory starting 
> with Indigo, or
> something like that. I have since uninstalled that version, 
> deleted that
> root folder and installed the above version.
> Using the old version:
> I was able to place documents into my HTdocs folder and call 
> my homepage
> file
> "index.html"  and when I  would go to my domain, the 
> index.html would load
> no problem.
> But I was having a hell of a time configuring anything, so I 
> thought I might
> have downloaded the wrong version of Apache.
> So I went with {apache_2.0.48-win32-x86-no_ssl}
> I went through the installation and setup seemed to go properly.
> After the install, when I went to visit the same 
> successful
> apache install html page was up that  I saw the first time 
> using the other
> version.
> So I did what I did the first time.
> I removed all the files from Htdocs and added the pages I 
> wanted and renamed
> the home page index.html.
> Now when I go to my site I see a: Index/ of page with the 
> parent directory
> and a
> list of all the folders or files in my HTdocs folder.
> I can't figure out how to get any page to load as the index 
> or home page.
> When I put back all the Apache files back into htdocs, the 
> "If you can see
> this, it means that the installation" page loads as a home page.
> I guess it should be noted that I don't know what to 
> configure or how to
> configure it so that my old trick of naming something 
> index.html will make
> it load as the home page.
> Thanks.
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