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I am using one software, who can save files to /var/tmp but not in /var/www/*.*.

I did applied chmod -R 777 /var/www. But still it can write to /var/tmp but not /var/www

How can I resolve this? (I know its secured but its very private testing purpose)

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You can change your default folder for www content by editing the information provided inside the /etc/apache2/sites-available/default file. By dropping sudo gedit /etc/apache2/sites-available/default and changing any occurrence of the /var/www or (maybe your case) /var/www/html and setting the folder that you wish to use.

The contents of the file will look like this:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

    DocumentRoot /home/geppettvs/www
    <Directory />
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride None
    </Directory>
    <Directory /home/geppettvs/www/>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
        AllowOverride None
        Order allow,deny
        allow from all
    </Directory>

    ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
    <Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin">
        AllowOverride None
        Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
    </Directory>

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log

    # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
    # alert, emerg.
    LogLevel warn

    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

    Alias /doc/ "/usr/share/doc/"
    <Directory "/usr/share/doc/">
        Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride None
        Order deny,allow
        Deny from all
        Allow from 127.0.0.0/255.0.0.0 ::1/128
    </Directory>

</VirtualHost>

In this case I am using my /home/geppettvs/www folder in order to place the files that will be exposed to the public via http connections (port 80).

Give this a try. I hope this help you.

Good luck!

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