Apache configuration file

The Apache configuration file is an entry point for how and what can be seen from the domain’s public url.

config file is found: /home/username/Apache/Apache/conf/httpd.conf

important settings:

  • Port = the port the server will listen when not using SSL (defaults to 7778)
  • User = the default user-name that is used
  • Group = the group that the above user is assigned to
  • ServerName = a DNS name or IP address of the server
  • DocumentRoot = all requests are made from here (aliases may be used for other locations)
  • <Directory “…”> should match with whatever is set with DocumentRoot
  • AccessFileName .htaccess = for setting acces to files/directories
  • <IfModule mod_alias.c> = set aliases names for directory/files