ive been playing with apache and i have a few questions that i cant seem to find the answer to.
What is the correct method to start apache in fc3, if i follow the apache documentation it tells me to execute ´apachectl start´, but i get a command not found. I did a search and found apachectl is located in /usr/sbin/. When i execute it, it returns to the command line almost instantly as it should, but apache does not start. The only way ive found to start apache has been through system settings -> server settings -> services then starting httpd. Apache appears to be working properly, but i have concerns as this is not recommended in the documentation.
My document root /var/www/html is owned by root and has the file permissions 755, for ease of use id like to be able to modify files in /var/www and all subdirectories without root privileges, should i change the permissions? What do you recommend i do? I just dont want to open up a security hole.
I tried to setup another virtual host with the document root /home/user/www/html but when i access this host i get a 403 forbidden error message. Im stumped as what could be causing this. SELinux allows read access to the home directory and file permissions were set at 755
Thanks, best regards mexicoshanty