Please note, that this only applies for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and newer releases.
In my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the document root was set to
/var/www/html. It was configured in the following file:
So just do a
sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf
and change the following line to what you want:
Also do a
sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
and find this
<Directory /var/www/html/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Require all granted </Directory>
/var/www/html to your preferred directory
and save it.
After you saved your changes, just restart the apache2 webserver and you’ll be done 🙂
sudo service apache2 restart
If you prefer a graphical text editor, you can just replace the
sudo nano by a