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when I create my nano file and hit ^X then Yes to save file with html samples it says error

when I create my nano file and hit ^X then Yes to save file with html samples it says error

nano /var/www/nwainternetmarketingservices.com/index.html

<html> <head> <title>Welcome to nwainternetmarketingservices.com!</title> </head> <body> <h1>Success! The nwainternetmarketingservices.com virtual host is working!</h1> </body> </html>

then I hit Ctrl X the Yes to save it as: /var/www/nwainternetmarketingservices.com/index.html [ Error writing /var/www/nwainternetmarketingservices.com/index.html: No such file or directory ]

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Hi @beauboswell,

The command states you are trying to type in a directory that doesn’t exist.

  1. Make sure it does exist like this:
ls -lah /var/www/
  1. If you see a directory called nwainternetmarketingservices.com from the output good, that means there is a directory. Having said that, I’m almost certain there won’t be a directory called that way there. To fix this type in
mkdir /var/www/nwainternetmarketingservices.com
  1. Once it completes, you can go ahead and do
nano /var/www/nwainternetmarketingservices.com/index.html

And paste over what you need inside.

Regards, KFSys

  • go to www directory by executing the following command cd /var/www
  • check the owner and group of the directory nwainternetmarketingservices.com by executing the command ls -ld nwainternetmarketingservices.com
  • If it indicates that you do not own the directory, execute the command sudo chown -R $USER:USER nwainternetmarketingservices.com
  • Now after that, try creating the file again by executing
cd /var/www/nwainternetmarketingservices.com
nano index.html

If everything is fine, then the file should be able to be created