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I'm installing Apache for the first time and trying to display some webpages on localhost.

Apache's default path for serving web pages is /var/www/html/ but I don't have permissions to write there. Rather than change ownership of the entire directory, I decided to get rid of the /html/ folder in /var/www/ and created it in my home directory.

Then I made a symbolic link ln -s /home/me/html/ /var/www/ hoping Apache would serve web pages from my home directory while keeping the default path, and following the symbolic link to my home directory.

When I go to start the Apache service with service httpd start I get Job failed. See system journal and 'systemctl status' for details.

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I fixed my own problem, all I had to do was chown it. I don't know how to delete my post so I'll leave it at this. – Carlin Dec 19 '12 at 11:43
Congrats on finding a solution! Actually, you should add your solution as an answer below. You'll then be able to "accept" it in a day or two (waiting period). It may help someone else in the future :) – JoshP Dec 19 '12 at 13:31

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