View Full Version : [all variants] set the first page displayed in apache2

herbert tamayo
December 17th, 2008, 06:35 PM
I'm coding an app using LAMP, my first page is called="inicio.html" I want that the user can type: http://localhost/bank and the page inicio.html is displayed, but if I do that, another page -nologin.php- is displayed.

Now, checking my apache2.conf the line that I change is this:

DirectoryIndex login.php index.php inicio.html

But still, inicio.html is not recognized as a valid start page -the user has to type: http://localhost/nomina/inicio.html

My question is:
How should I do to tweak apache and it recognize inicio.html as a valid automatic start page?


December 17th, 2008, 06:40 PM
You did restart apache after right? other than that I'm not sure why it would work

One thing you could do is a redirectmatch which goes in your site's config file in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled, in the Directory section

<Directory /var/www/bank/>
RedirectMatch ^/$ inicio.html

Something like that.

December 17th, 2008, 07:40 PM
It certainly should be working.

Indeed, it shouldn't be serving nologin.php as you haven't included that in the DirectoryIndex at all.

Are you sure you haven't specified (and hence overwritten) DirectoryIndex elsewhere in your config?

What happens if you delete nologin.php from the bank/ directory?