how to configuring a xampp web server for different root directory

05/08/2020 03:30:02

The web directory is the home of all of your application's public and static files. Including images, stylesheets and JavaScript files. It is also where the front controllers live.

So the question is when i install and set up xampp my web directory is:


and I want to set it up for:


How to do it? Now when I type in my browser the address: http://localhost/
I enter xampp\htdocs directory
and I want to type in my browser the address: http://localhost/
and enter xampp\htdocs\myproject\web directory

Verified Answer (104 Votes)

09/20/2013 00:14:23

You can change Apaches httpd.conf by clicking (in xampp control panel) apache/conf/httpd.conf and adjust the entries for DocumentRoot and the corresponding Directory entry. Just Ctrl+F for "htdocs" and change the entries to your new path.


Answer #2 (34 Votes)

08/09/2015 11:52:31
  • Go to C:\xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf
  • Open httpd.conf
  • Find tag : DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs"
  • Edit tag to : DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/myproject/web"
  • Now find tag and change it to < Directory "C:/xampp/htdocs/myproject/web" >

  • Restart Your Apache


Answer #3 (12 Votes)

06/26/2016 15:38:18

In case, if anyone prefers a simpler solution, especially on Linux (e.g. Ubuntu), a very easy way out is to create a symbolic link to the intended folder in the htdocs folder. For example, if I want to be able to serve files from a folder called "/home/some/projects/testserver/" and my htdocs is located in "/opt/lampp/htdocs/". Just create a symbolic link like so:

ln -s /home/some/projects/testserver /opt/lampp/htdocs/testserver

The command for symbolic link works like so: ln -s target source where,

target - The existing file/directory you would like to link TO.
source - The file/folder to be created, copying the contents of the target. The LINK itself.

For more help see ln --help Source: Create Symbolic Links in Ubuntu

And that's done. just visit http://localhost/testserver/ In fact, you don't even need to restart your server.

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