View Full Version : [ubuntu] Apache gives"it works" page but nothing else

May 20th, 2008, 06:23 PM
EDIT :: I highlighted what the important point here was. thanks =)!
I read this thread about another person's problems:
I sincerely hope that the bug/issue discussed there is not still with Ubuntu at this time. I hope that the below just is an accident that helped me in my sleepiness.

I looked at my Ubuntu 8.04 fresh install and found this ->

sudo vi /etc/hosts: localhost mycomputersname
after installing the LAMP business, I could only get the "it works" page and nothing beyond that in depth /var/www/folder
or even contents of the /var/www/somefile.blahfoo same folder

I read that post, change the above to the below:
[sudo gedit for dumb lazy me]
sudo gedit /etc/hosts localhost mycomputersname mycomputersname
save exit.
remove firefox 3b. reinstall firefox 3b.
I deselected gnome support and "ubufox" that came preinstalled.
I checked apache running (yup still)
for giggles I sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
I also ran the ls -l and checked owner/group/permissions
for www/ folder but did not change them (none of that).
so now my page /var/www/dictionary-parser.php (or other crap)
works fine.

May 20th, 2008, 06:38 PM
well, you can configure apache2 with file /etc/apache2/sites-available/default

for example:

NameVirtualHost *
<VirtualHost *>
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
# This directive allows us to have apache2's default start page
# in /apache2-default/, but still have / go to the right place
#RedirectMatch ^/$ /apache2-default/
you must comment the bold line to see the /var/www normal index view

you can change that line to make default index another file

September 11th, 2009, 02:50 PM
I had the same problem. And I had followed the [server guide][sg] pretty well.

[sg]: https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/serverguide/C/httpd.html

In the end I realised that I had to refresh my firefox browser!! Bummer..