Changing apache document root in ubuntu

12 thoughts on “Changing apache document root in ubuntu”

    1. ย @nsmgr8 I am using my home directory in a separate partition. If somehow my ubuntu installation gets corrupted, my home directory will be safe and I can install the system without much trouble. So I prefer to move the www directory to home instead a symbolic link ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. ย @tareqย  Then try the other way around
        sudo rm -rf /var/www; sudo ln -s /home/${USER}/www /var/www
        ย 
        The point is not to touch default settings. Of course, there are thousand other ways to do it.

      2. @tareq
        Then try the other way around
        sudo rm -r /var/www; sudo ln -s /home/${USER}/www /var/www
        ย 
        The point is not to touch default settings. Of course, there are thousand other ways to do it.
        ย 

  1. The symlink (second) way is better imo as it avoids changing config files. You should ad a caveat to your comment though warning people that they are deleting their current doc root and all files within using that method. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I actually like changing config files better because that’s a standard process with any other service. I don’t have to try to remember a different method or process. I do it like dns, dhcp, samba, etc – so why deviate from that even if it’s easier via one line change? Stick with a standard and you know where to go always.

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