Apache installed, no directory?

Posted July 19, 2017 6.4k views
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Hi guys,

So I followed this tutorial, on how to setup a site and I followed every single step. I then proceed to login to my account via FileZilla to upload some of my website files. When I login, it only shows folders like .cache and other files starting with dots.

When I go to my website, it comes up with the Apache2 default page.

So basically when I login, I cant find /var/www/html/index.html in order to replace it with my own version. Would this be because my domain DNS settings haven’t changed yet? I changed them about an hour ago.

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Hi @avi24

Is there a special reason why you’re following the Ubuntu 14.04 tutorial instead of 16.04?

Which user are you using to login with in FileZilla? I guess you used root when logging in to the PuTTY/terminal?
It sounds like you’re located in a user directory, because that’s usually where you find a lot of dot files and directories. You then have to browse to /var/www/html (if the user you’re using has rights to do that)

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