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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Editing apache2.conf

Most of the default settings in the config file are okay to keep, particularly if you’ve installed the server in a default location and aren’t doing anything unusual on your server. In general, if you do not understand what a particular directive is for, leave it set to the default value.

The following sections describe some of the configuration file settings you might want to change concerning operation of your server.

ServerRoot

The ServerRoot directive sets the absolute path to your server directory. This directive tells the server where to find all the resources and configuration files. Many of these resources are specified in the configuration files relative to the ServerRoot directory.

Your ServerRoot directive should ...

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