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.