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From Ben Johnson <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] I need your Help
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:05:43 GMT

On 2/26/2013 2:56 PM, CASTRO MINIAX wrote:
> Hi guys  my name is Alvi , I have successfully installed apache web
> server   httpd-2.0.64-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi
> <>
> and  why i typed " localhost "  on my browser   i received the following
> message :  If you can see this, it means that the installation of the
> Apache web server <>
> software on this system was successful. You may now add content to this
> directory and replace this page. .
>  i went to the directory folder where apache group is installed and i
> added some information to the htdcos folder , and avery time im typing "
> localhost " im still geting the same message . nothing as changed !  i
> stii can't reach the local host . please i need your help

The good news is that Apache is installed correctly.

>  i went to the directory folder where apache group is installed

Which directory is this? And how did you discern as much? Did you enter
this directory manually during the MSI package installation?

You need to be creating your documents (e.g., index.html) in Apache's
so-called "document root". If you examine "conf/httpd.conf" (this file
should be in your Apache program directory), you should find the
"DocumentRoot" directive a couple hundred lines into the file. This is
the directory to which you need to be adding your own files.

Also, are you browsing to http://localhost only? Or are you specifying a
file, like http://localhost/my-file.html? In the former case, Apache
will look for and serve "index.html", if it exists (otherwise it will
return a 404 response).


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