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I need to locate website files to remote machine which runs CentOS with no graphical user interface. My machine runs ubuntu. Is there a way to check configuration of installed apache and php or how to configure them in order to run my site? I have been told that CentOS uses almost the same commands with ubuntu as it is considered one of linux based system. I had already copied all my website files to remote machine's /var/www/html directory. I have tried following:

  • open browse from my local machine and try to open that remote addres/website/directory/ error: requested url couldn't be retrieved.
  • chmod 777 -R /path/to/website/dir/

but no use. website is not working, so i think i have to configure apache and php together.

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closed as off-topic by Rinzwind, Eric Carvalho, bodhi.zazen, Sneetsher, Lucio May 16 '14 at 20:27

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"chmod 777 -R /path/to/website/dir/" change that back to 755 for dirs and 644 for files please. To me this seems like a config issue on the system that holds the webserver. CentOS goes here: – Rinzwind May 16 '14 at 13:57
I am an ubuntu user and developed my site with the aid of ubuntu's apache and php. In this case i need to just locate my site on another machine running with other OS considered as almost the same. As i am not Unix & Linux Stack Exchange member and the answer was needed urgently, i have asked my question here. – JIT Develop May 19 '14 at 5:12
No, you need the server (=centos) to accept your request. – Rinzwind May 19 '14 at 6:31
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Ubuntu and CentOS use different configurations and paths for Apache and PHP for example Ubuntu lists each virtualhost in the /etc/apache2/sites-available and CentOS stores the virtualhost config in the main /etc/httpd/httpd.conf file.

In order to setup the Apache config on CentOS you need to copy the content of the /etc/apache2/sites-available/your-site and paste it in the /etc/httpd/httpd.conf file and restart Apache on CentOS

For PHP you need to compare the configs from Ubuntu located at /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini with the one from CentOS located at /etc/php.ini.

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We only deal with problems related to Ubuntu ;) – Rinzwind May 16 '14 at 13:59
Thanks, i have changed httpd.conf file uncommenting Virtualhosts section and now it is working. Appreciation! – JIT Develop May 19 '14 at 12:22

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