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How to Set Up Linux Apache Server

Page 16: Testing the Apache Webserver (Part 1)

Self Testing

Open the browser in the computer that install the Apache Webserver. Type the following url in the address box of your browser:

  •, or
  • http://localhost

The following Test Page of Apache Webserver should be displayed, indicating that Apache Webserver has been started:

Test Page

This page is used to test the proper operation of the Apache Web server after it has been installed. If you can read this page, it means that the Apache Web server installed at this site is working properly.

If you are the administrator of this website:

You may now add content to this directory, and replace this page. Note that until you do so, people visiting your website will see this page, and not your content.

If you have upgraded from Red Hat Linux 6.2 and earlier, then you are seeing this page because the default DocumentRoot set in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf has changed. Any subdirectories which existed under /home/httpd should now be moved to /var/www. Alternatively, the contents of /var/www can be moved to /home/httpd, and the configuration file can be updated accordingly.

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