Daniel Toebe asked:
So I am setting up a localhost for web development on my Fedora 20 desktop. I have installed httpd and so forth…
The issue I have is adding my user to the /var/www and to /var/www/html. I looked into /etc/group and did not see a www-data group nor a http group, but I did see an apache group.
But when I ls -alF /var:
drwxr-xr-x. 4 root root 4096 Mar 3 09:46 www/
drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Oct 14 21:17 html/
So they are owned by the root group. How would you recommend setting up these folders so that my user has access to these folders for web development?
/var/www is used for the default web site, which shows the test page when someone hits your web site with its direct IP address or a hostname for which no virtual host is configured. Since this directory is managed by the packaging system, it’s best practice to place your own web sites in directories under
/srv/www (which you should create) and set their ownership and permissions to whatever is appropriate for your particular scenario.
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