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I was issued a domain from my internet company. They said that when I logged in the first time I would get a test page. That page tells me to go to /var/www/html to make changes. How do I do that?

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/var/www/html makes sense only if you have rented a (virtual) server. And why should somebody who knows nothing about Linux rent a Linux server? Most probably you just got some webspace on a Linux server which you can access via FTP, SFTP and/or WebDAV.

I don't think that this site can (i.e. intends to) help users who don't know how to change to a directory. But most probably that is not even your problem.

You should connect to the server with (S)FTP / WebDAV and the login data which you have been given (or which you must set in the web interface). You will see the needed directory then.

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/var/www/html

is default appache path

if you look into httpd.conf file you can find that allnetwork interfaces connected to the machine listens to port 80 on the path

Try to place one index.html there with just a hello statement

if you want custom places you have to create a virtual host in httpd.conf file

you can listen to port 80 on one ip and port 80 of another ip on same machine you can also listen to other custom port you want.

Appache also serves a best http reverse proxy where you can keep your value added websites behind it and works as a security.

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