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From Carol Walter <walt...@indiana.edu>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Configuration Question
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2008 16:59:54 GMT
Justin,

Thank you very much.  That is exactly what I needed to know.  I'm  
glad you answer was more succinct that my question!

Carol
On Sep 17, 2008, at 10:38 AM, Justin Pasher wrote:

> Carol Walter wrote:
>> I am talking about the document root.  I'm sorry it was unclear.   
>> I'm a newby.  =)  I guess my real question is, does it have to be  
>> a user in /home/username on a Unix system?  I'll have only one  
>> user - the app user.
>>
>> Carol
>
> If you are talking about the global DocumentRoot setting in the  
> Apache config, then that directory can be anything you want it to  
> be. Usually people have it set to something like /var/www, but the  
> default depends on your distribution. After setting the  
> DocumentRoot accordingly, you can put files in that directory and  
> they will be accessible when you access the server via IP address  
> or domain name that points to that IP address.
>
> http://1.2.3.4/     -> pulls from ->     /var/www  (DocumentRoot  
> directive)
>
> If you want people to be able to host files in their home  
> directory, this is where the UserDir directive comes into play.  
> This is most commonly set to public_html. The files will be pulled  
> like so...
>
> http://1.2.3.4/~username/     -> pulls from ->     /home/username/ 
> public_html  (UserDir directive)
>
>
> --
> Justin Pasher
>
>> On Sep 16, 2008, at 12:50 PM, Justin Pasher wrote:
>>> Carol Walter wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> I'm having a configuration issue.  I want to put a directory  
>>>> called "www" under a project directory.  The "www" directory is  
>>>> where the php code will go.  I've found the UserDir directive  
>>>> that will allow creating that under /home/username, but I  
>>>> haven't found one like the one I want.  Is there a directive for  
>>>> this?
>>>>
>>>> Thank you,
>>>
>>> Your question is a little unclear. Do you want the "www"  
>>> directory to be treated as the user's document root (such that  
>>> http://hostname/~username/ points to the www directory)? If so,  
>>> then you simply need to set the UserDir directive accordingly  
>>> based upon your home directory structure. Otherwise, please  
>>> explain what you are trying to do a little more.
>>>
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Justin Pasher
>
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