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symlink or re-route apache?

 
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scatterbrainz



Joined: 15 Jul 2019
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Location: Toronto

PostPosted: Mon 15 Jul '19 22:52    Post subject: symlink or re-route apache? Reply with quote

Hey Folks,

I'm running centos7, I'm about to install apache (I've had to a system rebuild because the ownership permissions became corrupt).

httpd (apache) normally serves pages up from
/var/www/html there's another empty folder /cgi-bin

What I'd like to do is safe files to the NFS and have apache serve files from there.

With consideration, I would make a virtual host via "webmin" and re-direct it to that /document root, however; previously when I did that, and even tho I changed all the files to chmod +775 or 777, it corrupted and crashed.

Someone said Apache can't share ownership of files, and thus they must be in the /var/www/html directory.

Is this correct information? Such that I would have to copy the files over for testing, and couldn't view pages real time?

Look forward to your ideas.
Thanks
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James Blond
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Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Posts: 6628
Location: Germany, Next to Hamburg

PostPosted: Thu 18 Jul '19 10:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

The files can be anywhere in the file system.
You only need to change the config of apache to the correct path or the DocumentRoot and the <Directory> block. Do not change files to be executable unless they are cgi files that need to be executed.
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