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main landing page in apache with xampp

Hi,

When I open my site in a browser and I point the URL to the servers address - it opens and it's fine so the server is working OK (good) but it's opening the main landing page to the default Xampp config page.

www.website.ca/xampp

My problem is I need the site to default to the phpBB board I have installed in the xampp program.

So I need the site to open at: www.website.ca/phpbb/

So, do I have to edit something in xampp or apache to get it working and how? BTW - I'm a total newbie just trying to get a site going for fun.

Cheers'
Dave
Apr 21 '14 #1
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Dormilich
Expert Mod 8TB
do you mean by chance localhost/xampp? if you rent a public server, apache is usually pre-installed (and usually not via XAMPP).

AFAIK the XAMPP config page is called from within the XAMPP startup process. if you manually type localhost, you should end up in the web root.
Apr 21 '14 #2
Hi Dormilich,

Oh yea, of course I could rent a site and it would just work but I'm not trying to really build a site ......

Yep, I used Xampp and that Bitnami program to do the intial install of phpbb. I'm just trying to teach myself how to use phpbb and Apache as an exersise. It's alive in a test enviroment right now and it's behaving on the front end.

Now I just want the server to default to the phpbb page when you hit the server. Right now it lands on the xampp admin page when I go to the server with a browser.

I'd like to learn how to fix that stuff myself so I can learn how it works rather than use a bot or something. The apache stuff is pretty complex (for me) so I'm looking for a "for dummies" type of referance book as I go along. (grin)

Once I have the admin skills down a bit - I'm going to reinstall the entire server from scratch instead of using a package like xampp, but for now this is a good way to get started in learning the basics.

Cheers'
Dave
Apr 21 '14 #3
" AFAIK the XAMPP config page is called from within the XAMPP startup process "

That's where the big debate is now! (grin) Is the issue due to a config line in Xampp and if so what line, or it's it something in the Apache config (which I'm guessing is - httpd-conf)

Cheers'
Dave
Apr 21 '14 #4
Dormilich
Expert Mod 8TB
That's where the big debate is now! (grin) Is the issue due to a config line in Xampp and if so what line, or it's it something in the Apache config (which I'm guessing is - httpd-conf)
that never really mattered to me. if I typed in localhost, XAMPP got me localhost (and not the config).
Apr 21 '14 #5
So are you saying that it might be something else?

If you open a browser and type in the address by itself you get the yellow xampp config page.

www.192.168.0.1 <--- yellow xampp config page

If you manually type in the same ip address and add a /phpbb on it you then get the right location.

www.192.168.01/phpbb <----now showing the right page

Cheers'
Dave
Apr 21 '14 #6
Dormilich
Expert Mod 8TB
If you open a browser and type in the address by itself you get the yellow xampp config page.
have a look what’s inside the web root’s index.php file.

If you manually type in the same ip address and add a /phpbb on it you then get the right location.
of course. apache is directory-aware.
Apr 21 '14 #7

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