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How to change the document root directory in debian8.1?

My apache2 installed on the debian8.1. In the configuration file /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

<Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Require all denied </Directory>

<Directory /usr/share> AllowOverride None Require all granted </Directory>

<Directory /var/www/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Require all granted </Directory>

There are lines in the index.html:

The default Debian document root is /var/www/html. You can make your own virtual hosts under /var/www. This is different to previous releases which provides better security out of the box. With phpinfo() to get document root is /var/www.

How to change it into /var/www ?In the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf,it is already <Directory /var/www/>, but in fact the document root is /var/www/html.

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You need to edit the site specific config file at this path /etc/apache2/sites-enabled

the file you probably need to edit is 000-default.conf

just change the DocumentRoot from /var/www/html to /var/www/YOUR_DIRECTORY