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I have a lamp server and using drupal. The is on Ubuntu server 14.04. My drupal version is drupal 8.0.0 alpha 15. I followed this guide to install both: http://youtube.com/watch?v=zsPc_Tb8bI8

The problem is that I am running it on a server version, so there is no ui. No browser access in Ubuntu server. I can access my webserver via my host machine of the VM, by typing: 192.168.1.5 This bring up the default apache page of Ubuntu. When I do 192.168.1.5/drupal, I gives me an error (404 error). I already tried to set the www-data:www-data permission via chown, but this didn't work. Also, while browsing for answers I came across .htaccess file. I remember copying it somewhere, shown in the video. Where should I have copied it and what does it do?

My final(real) question: how do I access the drupal installation from another computer(not localhost). Do I need to set somethi ng in the apche conf? Also, what is .htaccess

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    This question relates to your web server setup, not specifically to Drupal, try searching for how to install Drupal 7 on Ubuntu Linux. – Darvanen Sep 29 '14 at 1:32
  • Its a lamp server, and i did exactly what the video did – user2649805 Sep 29 '14 at 1:39
  • When you do a google search (as suggested above), the first result should be this. There is not a video on that link. It is also a well written Ubuntu Community page that is full of helpful explanations. – Trey Sep 29 '14 at 4:38
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in response to your "real" question, a quick search can broadly answer that, but basically it is configuration file to control access of locations on an Apache Web Server.

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