My apache document root locate in /var/www and i created a directory called testwp on /var/www. I changed some privileges

  • sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /var/www/testwp

  • sudo chmod 755 /var/www/testwp

but i cant access that directory from my web browser http://localhost/testwp and it says

404 Not Found The requested URL /testwp was not found on this server.

How can i access like that?

can i do that? please help me. thanks


In sites-available/your-site what have you set for DocumentRoot?

Make it point to /var/www

ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

    DocumentRoot /var/www
    <Directory />
            Options FollowSymLinks
            AllowOverride None
    <Directory /var/www/>
            Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
            AllowOverride None
            Order allow,deny
            allow from all
    </Directory> . . .
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  • DocumentRoot /var/www/testwp but it didn't work. – sameermw Jul 2 '14 at 6:34
  • That's why it is not working. Change it to /var/www. Currently http://localhost/testwp refers to /var/www/testwp/testwp and http://localhost refers to /var/www/testwp – Ramanan Jul 2 '14 at 6:42
  • OMG Thank you so much for the help, it works well – sameermw Jul 2 '14 at 7:10

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