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.

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)

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

Version: 3.12
GIT/M/MU/P/S d-(++) s: a-- C++(+++) UL++++ P-- L+++>++++ E- W+++ 
N+ o? K- w--- !O M- V? !PS !PE Y PGP- t+ 5 X R- tv+ 
b++>+++ DI D(+) G e++>++++ h+(*) r++ y->++++

More information about the users mailing list