Setting index.html in filezilla for ubuntu server

I’ve installed apache2 and transferred the files through Filezilla to /var/www, but now I’m getting a 404 not found - not even the apache “it works” page. I have an index.html file in /var/www so I don’t understand why it’s not working.


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

As of Ubuntu 14.04 the default web root for apache was changed from /var/www to /var/www/html

You can also try restarting apache with:

service apache2 restart