How to Add Content to the Apache Home Page Web Server

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How to Add Content to the Apache Home Page Web Server
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Apache Web server is an open source software package that runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and many other operating systems. When you install Apache, it shows an installation page displaying "It Worked!" and instruction to add your own content. Adding your own content to Apache's home page involves placing a single file in the Apache Web server's content directory.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Locate the Web page file you want as your home page.

  2. 2

    Rename the Web page "index.htm" or "index.html."

  3. 3

    Navigate to the Apache content directory. On Windows, navigate to "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs" or navigate to "/usr/local/apache/htdocs" on Linux. If you don't see this directory, consult your Linux distribution's documentation for its Apache content directory location.

  4. 4

    Copy the "index.htm" or "index.html" file to the "htdocs" directory. Apache uses this file as your home page.

  5. 5

    Copy other Web page content to the "htdocs" directory, including images and other subpages.

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