how to setup web folder in /var/www to be accessed

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  1. Abdussamii Sunusi

    Abdussamii Sunusi New Member

    I have web folder with root as username and group how do I set it up to be accessed on the internet with a registered domain. Thanks for your awaithing response
  2. Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    You need your registered domain to have at least one A-record pointing to the public IP of your server.
    Install any webserver you like and let it serve files from /var/www - how to do that, depends on which software you choose.
    Don't use root for serving files, while static files might not be a security risk, as soon as you setup scripting languages or cgi it can result in unwanted behaviour.
    Are you playing locally or did you rent a server already?
    If you have a server in "public space" e.g. a data centre, I hope you already know what you're doing...
  3. Abdussamii Sunusi

    Abdussamii Sunusi New Member

    my registered domain is working but when i tried to access it the web server apache2 was complaining "you don't have access this server. This is from google cloud machine
  4. Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Any hints in the access/error log which file has been tried to serve? is there a index file at all?
  5. Abdussamii Sunusi

    Abdussamii Sunusi New Member

    my web application configuration directory is as follows.
    drwxr-xr-x 2 www-data www-data 4096 Feb 29 15:54 html
    drw-r--r-- 4 www-data www-data 4096 Mar 8 16:46

    The web browser response is as follows:
    You don't have permission to access / on this server.

    Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) Server at Port 80
  6. Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    so what's your configuration file look like? What aout the error/access log? www-data shouldn't be an issue for apache on debian to access.

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