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About the Fedora Test Page

Installations of the httpd package in Fedora include a Test Page that greets visitors when the server is not properly configured. Despite the information that the page presents, this tends to confuse many people.

Website Visitors

Why am I seeing the Test Page?

When you attempt to visit a website and encounter this page, it indicates that the owner of the website you are visiting has not configured that website. They have installed the web server software on a system equipped with Fedora, but haven't finished setting it up. Fedora Project is not responsible for that website and cannot correct the issue. If you can track down the owner of the website, you can ask them to fix the problem.

Website Administrators

Why am I seeing the Test Page?

If you are the owner of a Fedora web server, and you are seeing the Test Page when you visit your site, it means that your configuration is incomplete. You will see this message anytime you do not have an index page in your document root. By default, the document root is /var/www/html, but your configuration could point to anywhere on the system.

How can I make this page go away?

To remove the page, you have two options. You can place a directory index in your document root, such as an index.html in /var/www/html, or you can disable the Test Page in your server's configuration. The latter can be done by commenting out the lines in /etc/httpd/conf.d/welcome.conf.

More Information

To learn more about configuring your Fedora web server, see the httpd documentation from the Apache Project's website:

Fore more information about Fedora Project:


Test Page Screenshot

The page looks like this.

ServerTestPage httpd test page.png