dropbox as an apache folder

Create an apache config file for dropbox

sudo vi /etc/http/conf.d/dropbox.conf

paste in the below code - replacing ‘username’ with your user

Alias /dropbox /home/username/Dropbox/htdocs 
<Directory /home/username/Dropbox/htdocs/>
   order allow,deny
   allow from all
   #Deny from all
   allow from 127.0.0.1
</Directory>

Create a htdocs folder in your dropbox directory

mkdir /home/username/Dropbox/htdocs 

Allow Apache access to your home dir

chmod 755 /home/username 
chmod 755 /home/username/Dropbox 
chmod 755 /home/username/Dropbox/htdocs 

Reload the Apache conf

sudo /etc/init.d/httpd reload

Done, now http://localhost/dropbox is stored in dropbox

Justin Kelly

Justin Kelly

Web Developer, Business Analytics, Data Engineer specialising in PHP, ReactJS, Tableau, AWS RedShift and Matillion ETL

Based in Melbourne, Australia

Feel free to contact me justin@kelly.org.au or _justin_kelly

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