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Can everyone tell me how to make apache2 to listen ONLY on port 8080 and how to make root directory /home/alex/www

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You should use Listen or BindAddress to tell Apache2 what to listen to.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/bind.html

To change the root directory, open a terminal and type

sudo gedit /etc/apache2/sites-available/default

then change the DocumentRoot path from /var/www to your desired directory

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