Welcome to Your New Home in Cyberspace!
This is a placeholder page installed by the Debian
release of the Apache Web server package,
because no home page was installed on this host. You may want to replace
this as soon as possible with your own web pages, of course....
Unless you changed its configuration, the server is configured as follows:
All standard Apache modules are available with this release and can be
chosen with the apacheconfig script. Installing a new module on
your system is just a matter of compiling it (with the apache-dev package)
and adding a line to your httpd.conf configuration file.
Configuration files can be found in /etc/apache.
The DocumentRoot, which is the directory under which all your
HTML files should exist, is set to /var/www.
CGI scripts are looked for in /usr/lib/cgi-bin, which is where
Debian packages will place their scripts.
Log files are placed in /var/log/apache, and will be rotated
daily. The frequency of rotation can be easily changed by editing
The default directory index is index.html, meaning that requests
for a directory /foo/bar/ will give the contents of the file /var/www/foo/bar/index.html
if it exists (assuming that /var/www is your DocumentRoot).
User directories are enabled, and user documents will be looked for in
the public_html directory of the users' homes. These dirs
should be under /home, and users will not be able to symlink to files
they don't own.
More documentation on Apache can be found on:
You can also consult the list of World
Wide Web Frequently Asked Questions for information.
If you find a bug in this Apache package, or in Apache itself,
please forward it to the maintainer of this
package who will take appropriate action. Instructions on a formal
way of doing that, and the list of known bugs of this package, can be
found on the Debian Bug Tracking
Thanks for using this package, and congratulations for your choice of
a Debian system!
Southgate, Michigan 10 February 1999.