local httpd server setup

Reuben D. Budiardja techlist at voyager.phys.utk.edu
Wed Mar 2 13:52:16 UTC 2005


On Wednesday 02 March 2005 00:18, James A. Feister wrote:
> Developing a web page that uses http and cgi.
> have a full install of fc3.
> Am trying to set up my box so that I may localy
> develop the website in my /home/james/www/ folder with
> all modifications done directly in that folder.  I can
> only test the cgi scripts if they are run on a server.
>  But to  do that I would have to copy the files to my
> /var/www/html dir everytime I updated something.  How
> can I set up a hostname like ´seaport´ that I would
> type into my browser and bring up the site I am
> working on in my /home/james/www/ dir.
> Any insite would be helpfull.

Hello,
Please read up the manual on apache configuration at the Apache website. If 
this is only a local server, you can change the the "DocumentRoot" (that's 
the keyword you're looking for) to point to /home/james/www/ .

Make sure that you don't accidentally expose the stuff you don't want to 
expose to the outside world (ie. net)

RDB
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Reuben D. Budiardja
Dept. Physics and Astronomy
University of Tennesse, Knoxville, TN

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