Configuring the Web server httpdconf

The httpd.conf file is the primary configuration file for the Apache Web server. It contains options that pertain to the general operation of the server. The default filename (/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf) can be overridden by the -f filename command-line argument to the httpd daemon or the ServerConfigFile directive. The following sections list the contents of the httpd .conf file and describe how to use the file.

The first section contains comments about the httpd.conf file:

# This is the main Apache server configuration file. It contains the

# configuration directives that give the server its instructions.

# See <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/> for detailed information.

# In particular, see

# <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/directives.html>

# for a discussion of each configuration directive.

# Do NOT simply read the instructions in here without understanding

# what they do. They're here only as hints or reminders. If you are

# unsure consult the online docs. You have been warned.

This section consists entirely of comments. It basically tells you how information is grouped together in this file and how the httpd daemon accesses this file. By default, log files are in the

/var/log/httpd directory.

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