To modify the root folder in Apache, you would need to make changes to two files basically. We will first start by modifying the file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf.
Run the command :
sudo vim /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
Or using your favorite editor.
Now that the file is in edit mode, look up the command : DocumentRoot
This indicates the directory where all requests will be handled and documents read.
Go ahead and replace the line which starts with DocumentRoot with :
You would need to ensure that there is no permission issue so that Apache can access your folder in read/write modes.
Now do the same procedure above for the file :
Finally, save the files and restart Apache using the command:
systemctl restart apache2
This is the directory from which Apache will read the contents that the visitor will access over browser.
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