How to access web server through ip address(not the default site)?

Step1 : check for the package installed or not

#rpm -qa | grep httpd

Step2 : Install the package

#yum install httpd

Step3 : Create the root web directory and a test index.html for this testing.

I want to create my web directory in /ipbasehost

#mkdir /ipbasehost

Now create index.html and try to write something in to that file then save the file.

#vi /ipbasehost/index.html

save and exit the file.

Step4 : Now edit the httpd.config file

#vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Go to last line and write the below content
Save the file and exit.

Let me explain above four lines

<VirtualHost 192.168.0.1>

DocumentRoot /ipbasehost/

DirectoryIndex index.html

</VirtualHost>

DirectoryIndex index.html => This indicates what is the default file to be open when this site is accessed. So when you type ip address(here its 192.168.0.1) in browser it will present with
index.html content.

</VirtualHost> This is to specify the end of that virtual host.


Now save the file and exit.

Step5 : Check for the syntax errors in the httpd.conf file before restarting the apache service.

#httpd -t

Or

#httpd -k graceful

Step6 : Now start the service and then add it to booting scripts so that it will start automatically at every boot of the system

#service httpd restart

#chkconfig httpd on

Step7 : Now check the site using 192.168.0.1 ip address in your browser.