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instead of chaning permissions to /var/www, installing nautilus permission related extensions or having to execute gksu i want to know an easy to do way of changing /var/www to another place like /home/cyrex/www for example. This way i save on doing all the permission related problems.

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I was looking for this to connect my Dropbox directory to my /www since I have this setup on my work Mac and home Mac and my Windows VM, now with this I can set it up on my Ubuntu box and have a "local" server thats connected to 4 computers! –  Oscar Godson May 18 '11 at 22:45
    
FYI, I used GUIs for Mac and Windows (MAMP Pro and WAMP) –  Oscar Godson May 18 '11 at 22:45

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Well i could close the question but just found the answer here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP (The community help has gotten better)

Anyway the faster way was to edit the file of apache from /etc/apache2/sites-available/ in my case it was 000-default. Change all the /var/www entries (in my case 2) to the directory you want www to be in. This is the way without the virtual Hosts which is also mention in that link.

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