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Apache2 Ubuntu Default Page: It works
It works!

This is the default welcome page used to test the correct operation of the Apache2 server after installation on Ubuntu systems. It is based on the equivalent page on Debian, from which the Ubuntu Apache packaging is derived. If you can read this page, it means that the Apache HTTP server installed at this site is working properly. You should replace this file (located at /var/www/html/index.html) before continuing to operate your HTTP server.

If you are a normal user of this web site and don't know what this page is about, this probably means that the site is currently unavailable due to maintenance. If the problem persists, please contact the site's administrator.

Configuration Overview

Ubuntu's Apache2 default configuration is different from the upstream default configuration, and split into several files optimized for interaction with Ubuntu tools. The configuration system is fully documented in /usr/share/doc/apache2/README.Debian.gz. Refer to this for the full documentation. Documentation for the web server itself can be found by accessing the manual if the apache2-doc package was installed on this server.

The configuration layout for an Apache2 web server installation on Ubuntu systems is as follows:

/etc/apache2/|-- apache2.conf|       `--  ports.conf|-- mods-enabled|       |-- *.load|       `-- *.conf|-- conf-enabled|       `-- *.conf|-- sites-enabled|       `-- *.conf          
  • apache2.conf is the main configuration file. It puts the pieces together by including all remaining configuration files when starting up the web server.
  • ports.conf is always included from the main configuration file. It is used to determine the listening ports for incoming connections, and this file can be customized anytime.
  • Configuration files in the mods-enabled/, conf-enabled/ and sites-enabled/ directories contain particular configuration snippets which manage modules, global configuration fragments, or virtual host configurations, respectively.
  • They are activated by symlinking available configuration files from their respective *-available/ counterparts. These should be managed by using our helpers a2enmod, a2dismod, a2ensite, a2dissite, and a2enconf, a2disconf . See their respective man pages for detailed information.
  • The binary is called apache2. Due to the use of environment variables, in the default configuration, apache2 needs to be started/stopped with /etc/init.d/apache2 or apache2ctl. Calling /usr/bin/apache2 directly will not work with the default configuration.
Document Roots

By default, Ubuntu does not allow access through the web browser to any file apart of those located in /var/www, public_html directories (when enabled) and /usr/share (for web applications). If your site is using a web document root located elsewhere (such as in /srv) you may need to whitelist your document root directory in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf.

The default Ubuntu document root is /var/www/html. You can make your own virtual hosts under /var/www. This is different to previous releases which provides better security out of the box.

Reporting Problems

Please use the ubuntu-bug tool to report bugs in the Apache2 package with Ubuntu. However, check existing bug reports before reporting a new bug.

Please report bugs specific to modules (such as PHP and others) to respective packages, not to the web server itself.

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Thor says:

you should leave the donate window on the frontpage

United States steponz says:

What a great thing... really shows how many appreciate the site and overclocking in general... absolutely killer!!!! Keep it up...

Ill participate in the next one.. holidays are killing me....

United States G H Z says:

Thanks for the contributions everyone :)

Greece zoro says:

Actually you shouldn't be suprised ;p
with so many users-players any upgrade is possible ;)

India thebanik says:

Keep one Project or the another open on front page, wasnt able to contribute this time but will certainly try and donate whenever I have some extra funds, :)

Belgium Massman says:

We don't really want to put the weight of the hwbot finances on the shoulders of the community; wouldn't opening another project this fast look like hwbot trying to 'take away' money from the community?

Belgium jmke says:

that would only be thought if the money donated is not used for a purpose to increase the visible functionality of the HWBot website.

India thebanik says:

jmke said: that would only be thought if the money donated is not used for a purpose to increase the visible functionality of the HWBot website.


Yup, and when its 10-20-50$(more depending on the user) divided among a huge user base, the load is just shared and doesnt burden anyone at all.

Chile Cayman says:

I'm glad to read things like this! Great Community!

Greece H4ckerman says:

these are worth mentiong news and this will benefit the site as the users and members each self.Well done to all donators.

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