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Where to place my local website starting with the 2.4.7 version of apache2?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04, then I installed lamp-server and placed my webpages in /var/www directory, but when I opened localhost in the browser there was nothing. I think that happened ...
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What's the easiest way to set up a LAMP stack?

I set up a new VPS instance of Ubuntu and am wondering what the easiest way is to get up and running with a basic LAMP stack (i.e. which packages are required, which configuration options need to be ...
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Why shouldn't /var/www have chmod 777

When developing a page on a localhost, I sometimes get a "Permission denied" error which I can solve by running chmod -R 777 /var/www. However, people are telling me that this is a bad idea for ...
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Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name?

When I restart my apache server using the command sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart I get the following error: Restarting web server apache2 apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's ...
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403 error after upgrading to apache2.4

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 server, the www pages won't display themselves. Error 403 Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server. I've changed access control saves from ...
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PHP script not executing on Apache server

I have just reinstalled Apache and PHP5 but when I visit my doc root it just downloads a "download" file. And when I try documentroot/index.php it just downloads the PHP file. I have PHP installed ...
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How can I reinstall Apache HTTPD after deleting some of the configuration files?

I recently was messing around with my Apache config and wanted to reinstall so I could start from fresh. I followed some forum posts about reinstalling the apache2 package and this ended up deleting ...
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how to stop apache2, mysql from starting automatically as computer starts?

My os is 11.04. I have apache2 & mysql installed. How to stop apache2, mysql from starting automatically as computer starts?
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Install Apache, Php, Mysql latest versions not available via apt

I need to install the latest versions of apache, php and mysql that are available on their websites, but the problem is that apt repositories don't have these updates versions yet. Versions that I ...
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Correct permissions for /var/www and wordpress

I have set up a LAMP server and I have access via SSH and to the "it works" page from a web browser from inside my network (via ip address) and from outside using dyndns. We have some Wordpress ...
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Why is my Apache not working after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04?

[aman@aman-Inspiron-1440:~$ apache2 [Mon Apr 21 17:36:38.019213 2014] [core:warn] [pid 4134] AH00111: Config variable ${APACHE_LOCK_DIR} is not defined [Mon Apr 21 17:36:38.019345 2014] [core:warn] ...
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Cannot start XAMPP on Ubuntu 11.10

When I try to start XAMPP with sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start command it gives me a message like this. Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.7.7... XAMPP: Another web server daemon with SSL is already running. ...
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PHP rendered as text after Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade

Apache is rendering PHP files as text after Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade. Apache is installed and running. PHP7 is running. When I execute the following command I get the correct output: php -r 'echo ...
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Permanently removing apache2

It seems a simple apt-get remove apache2 does not completely remove apache2 as I can still see it on one of the processes when running top. How does one remove apache2 completely on his ubuntu server? ...
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Unable to set password for the mysql “root” user

I am new to Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 12.10. I am trying to install apache,php,mysql. However I have installed apache and it is running perfectly. sudo apt-get install apache2 But when I tried to ...
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permission denied for root@localhost for ssh connection

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and LAMP on that. Then, I wanted to configure my server, so tried out This tutorial. When I give the command: ssh root@localhost I get : Permission denied, please try ...
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File isn't where locate says it is

I'm trying to find a certain file for apache so I used the locate command to find it, however, when I go to the directory that locate says it is in, the file isn't there. Does anyone know why this ...
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Horizon: Apache exceptions at import_module

I've deployed Openstack using juju, and everything looks normal except that I cannot browse to openstack-dashboard. I get error 500 Internal Server Error. I looked through apache2 logs at that node ...
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How can I access Apache (on VirtualBox guest) from host?

I installed Apache on an Ubuntu VM. When I go into the guest and load up Firefox I can see that Apache is working fine when I browse to localhost. I would like to access this same page through the ...
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How to have two version of PHP installed and switch easily?

I want to have both PHP 5.2.17 and PHP 5.3.5 installed on my Ubuntu machine and switch as per my necessity. How can I achieve this?
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How can I downgrade from PHP 7 to PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I am trying to revert my PHP version to 5.6 from 7 and though I removed PHP 7 and then installed PHP 5.6 I still seem to be running version 7. Is there a simple method for moving through PHP versions ...
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Apache2: Forbidden You don't have permission to access /dir/ on this server

I can access localhost but not the sub directories index.html My default conf looks like: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost DocumentRoot /var/www <Directory /> ...
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Easy way to change apache www location

Instead of changing 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 ...
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Downgrade PHP to PHP5.2?

I want to install PHP 5.2 in Ubuntu 11.04 , I had some script that did that thing good but only on Ubuntu 9, anyone has a script / instructions how to do it?
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How To Set Up the Ubuntu 14.* Included X-Windows(xUbuntu) / MySql / PHP (Apache 2 ) In VMware

I had used Linux system for near decade , but now I need to use it again because I want to use more open resources and try to use like DevOpe solutions so that I hope I can give me some notices and ...
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how to disable apache2 server from auto starting upon boot up

I was wondering how can I disable the apache2 server from running upon boot up? I can't seem to find an option which disables it to auto start when I turn on the machine.
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How do you restart Apache?

I switched from SLES to Ubuntu and now I want to restart my local server. In SLES I used : rcapache2 restart but this somehow seems not to work in Ubuntu. :( How do i restart my Apache?
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How to configure Apache to run PHP as FastCGI on Ubuntu 12.04 via terminal?

I'm relatively new to the world of unix command line web server management/administration. Many hosts with control panel administration options allow you to change how PHP is run with a simple ...
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How to make Apache run as current user

I think for a development machine, its more convenient to run Apache as the current user to simplify permissions problem? How do I do that? I think its suexec but how do I configure it in ...
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Apache symlinked to home directory - Permission Errors

im having a few problems symlinking my /var/www/ to a new Webroot directory inside my home folder. I think these stem from my lack of understanding of linux permissions. As far as im aware, symlinks ...
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Upgrade to 16.04. php7 not working in browser

I just upgraded from 14.10 to 16.04 and am not sure how to configure PHP 7 in apache. I did modify the php7.0.conf file to uncomment that last lines, restarted apache2 and no change. Do I need to ...
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How to add custom directory e.g. phpmyadmin?

As my knowledge about apache is minimal. I'd like to let it grow so I'd have more experience with LAMP. My hot question for today is: How to add custom directory to webserver? (e.g. phpmyadmin)? My ...
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.php files are downloaded instead of being parsed by Apache

I have Xampp on Ubuntu 11.04. .php files are downloaded instead of parsed by Apache! How do I get Apache to parse them?
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Where are the Apache and PHP log files?

I've installed Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition, and it's working fine. Except I have no clue where to look for Apache or PHP log files.
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How to solve the phpmyadmin not found issue after upgrading php and apache?

Recently I have install the PHP, Apache, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, python in my Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.3 LTS to use it as a LAMP server. The commands I used to install these are given below: 1: sudo passwd 2: ...
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default permissions for /var/www

I was trying to open a file and write to it with PHP at /var/www folder but it wasn't working so I did sudo chmod 777 var/www now I want to set the permissions for var/www to the default. what are ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 - Apache not able to start

I updated to Ubuntu 13.10 (from Ubuntu 13.04) last weekend, and now Apache is not being able to start. It was working perfectly well until the upgraded, and I haven't changed anything myself. When I ...
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Change XAMPP's htdocs web root folder to another one

I'm trying to change the XAMPP's web root default directory /opt/lampp/htocs to another one like /home/me/Dropbox/public_html without success. I've edited the file /opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf # old ...
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#1045 Cannot log in to the MySQL server

I am totally new in linux/ubuntu I am trying to setup lamp on my OS, however I've installed apache , php , mysql by following commands: sudo apt-get install apache2 sudo apt-get install php5 sudo ...
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phpmyadmin throws a 404 on opening

I have installed php5 and phpMyAdmin from the Ubuntu Software Centre on a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04. when I enter localhost in my browser the following is displayed: It works! This is the ...
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can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' [duplicate]

I just installed appache, MySQL and PHP, suring my installation, I was prompted for a MySQL root user password, but when I start my MySQL, it pops the error, and I just can't seem to find a way around ...
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How to deploy: ubuntu | apache | python | C++ | mysql [closed]

What if you want to make a non trivial web site and/or web service? How to deploy production server Apache with python for frontend and C++ for backend and MySQL for persistance? What glue should ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies (apache) [duplicate]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: apache2: Depends: apache2-mpm-worker (= 2.2.22-1ubuntu1) but 2.2.22-1ubuntu1.2 is to be installed or apache2-mpm-prefork (= ...
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Cannot start XAMPP

When I try to start XAMPP with /opt/lampp/lampp start command it gives me a message like this. Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.7.7... XAMPP: Another web server daemon is already running. XAMPP: ...
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Apache Not Accepting a Path in My Home Folder

I have trying to set up an Apache site to use a folder in my home folder without any success. I exactly followed the steps in this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP yet I did not ...
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Can't install php5 on Ubuntu 16.04

so I've recently installed my first Ubuntu, to be precise, a daily build of 16.04, on my new laptop since the hardware was to new for 15.10. Now I'm in the process of setting it up and I want to ...
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PHP and Apache2 broken after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

I've been having a lot of trouble fixing up the remains of my server after upgrading to Xenial yesterday. PHP apps run as a mess of code, and ownCloud 'can't be found on the server' anymore. It may ...
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Apache / MySql is not running. What is wrong?

I installed lampp / xampp on my Ubuntu 12.04. After installing, Apache and MySQL were running properly. Now, they're not. Here's what I get when I try to run apache: Command: /etc/init.d/apache2 ...
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Php doesn't work on Apache server

I installed LAMP sudo tasksel install lamp-server I can run my site, but the php code is just displayed as text. I have tried this solution, but it didn't help me. When I try to run php script ...
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How to enable mod_rewrite in Apache?

I just installed the LAMP stack on my Ubuntu system. The redirection is not working for me. I don't know how to fix it. Can anyone help me?