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Configure Apache Webserver

By default on Ubuntu 18.04, the Apache 2 document root is found at /var/www/html. For our basic setup, we're going to ditch the /var/www/html folder and run straight from /var/www. If you already have a site running at this location, remember to configure the virtual host's path to your preferred location in the steps that follow.

Disable the default site.

sudo a2dissite 000-default

Enable mod-rewrite (used by our kiosk system)

sudo a2enmod rewrite

Create the convention_master Apache configuration file, and copy in the configuration in the box below.

sudo joe /etc/apache2/sites-available/convention_master.conf

   <VirtualHost *:80>
     ServerAdmin NameOfSomeone
     DocumentRoot /var/www
     ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/cm_error.log
     # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
     # alert, emerg.
     LogLevel warn
     CustomLog /var/log/apache2/cm_access.log combined
     # Needed for .htaccess functionality
     <Directory /var/www>
       AllowOverride All
       Require all granted

Enable the site.

sudo a2ensite convention_master

Restart the Apache server to enable config and modules

sudo systemctl restart apache2.service

Test your Apache server to see if you have succeeded, by navigating to your IP address as configured in step 3.2. (Example:


Seeing a “index of” or “It works!” or even a “Forbidden” message is good.