On Ubuntu Trusty, which is the apache root directory for web pages?

  • Thanks every one i simply was looking for the Ubuntu equivalent of the htdocs folder in windows. Commented Oct 14, 2015 at 12:54

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The default document root for Apache is /var/www/ (before Ubuntu 14.04) or /var/www/html/ (Ubuntu 14.04 and later).

See the file /usr/share/doc/apache2/README.Debian.gz for some explanation on how the Apache configuration on Ubuntu is done.

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    Just for completeness sake, 13.10 was the first release to have apache2.4 by default. Thus it's /var/www/html/ for 13.10 as well. It doesn't really matter, since 13.10 has long been unsupported.
    – Dan
    Commented Oct 14, 2015 at 14:09

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