I have searched and searched and can't find anything specific to my problem.
I am a Mac user, new to Ubuntu. I wiped my HP notebook and installed 32-bit (no choice) Ubuntu. Then I installed the LAMP server followed by phpMyAdmin. My html folder was installed inside of root (/). A shortcut to phpMyAdmin is inside of that. Every time I try to do anything with web files, I get permission denied. I created a file with Sublime Text, later double-clicked on it and when it opened in Gedit, I couldn't save changes because permission was denied.
I can understand needing permission to write to the root folder. Why, then, is my www folder, something I would write to often, installed there? It's useless to me there if I have to jump through hoops to do anything. As a shot in the dark, am I supposed to create a www folder in my Home folder and map it to /var/www/html or vice versa? If so, how do I do that?