This post shows you how to restore ‘apache2 directory‘ if you have accidentally removed it or modified some of its files like ‘000-default.conf‘ or any other file and now you want to restore it to its default state then you are at a right place.
I’m not making this post fatter and thinner one by adding a lot of theory and heavy amount of text. Just go straight forward and follow steps described as below.
Caution: We are using the word ‘restore’ in a loose sense, actually we will download the directory from the Ubuntu Application Repository not restore the deleted one. I am not providing any kind of guarantee if you mistakenly deleted your precious data or made any other harm for yourself by running the wrong commands instead. It would be all up to you and will be considered your mistake if something harmful happened for you by following this tutorial.
In this post I am going to show you how to change your root directory in Ubuntu 15.04. If you further want to know about root directory read my blog What is Root Directory. If you are comfortable with then let’s get started with out wasting time any more!
Step 1: Opening the ‘default.conf’ File
The path for our root directory is specified in 000-default.conf file. Open your 000-default.conf file from /etc/apache2/sites-availale/ by running the following command:
sudo gedit /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf
In my previous post, Installing LAMP Stack on Ubuntu and Debian in Just 3 Steps, you’ve learned how to install LAMP Stack on Ubuntu.
In this post we’ll:
- learn what is Root Directory
- check whether PHP5 Engine is working correctly or not.
- learn about and install some useful PHP5 Extension Modules such as mcrypt.
In this post you’ll learn how to setup LAMP Stack on Ubuntu and/or Debian in just 3 easy to follow steps. I’m not making the post fatter, thinner and filled with a lot of theory. I’ll just go straight forward towards the installation process. But if you want to learn a little bit of theory behind the seen then you must read my blog Understanding Root Directory, Testing PHP Engine and Installing PHP Extensions on Ubuntu after this post. For now, let’s get started!
First of all let’s define LAMP Stack for those of you who don’t know about it. LAMP Stacks means: “Storing/retrieving data in/from MySQL DBMS, on Linux Operating System, using PHP Server Side Scripting Language running on Apache Server”.
Installing PHP, Apache Server and MySQL seems to be very difficult and almost tiresome for the beginners and some times for average developers as well. But don’t worry we have a three in one like solution, the WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) Server. You just need to download WAMP Server and install it like other Windows Applications.
Don’t bother how to do all that, I’ve explained each and every step below. Just follow step by step instructions and you’ll end up with the installation of PHP, MySQL and Apache Server.
Step 2: Browsing the Local Server on your Web Browser
Now to make sure that the WAMP Server has been installed successfully follow the following steps.
Double click the WAMP Server icon on the desktop. You’ll see a new icon is added in your system tray which changes its color as give below:
- Orange to Red
- Red to Green