After installing apache on the system for the first time, there will be an
index.html file in your
/var/www folder (Debian systems). The file is also located somewhere such as
/usr/share/apache2/default-site/index.html. When displayed the content looks like this:
This is the default web page for this server.
The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet.
The content for the file is as follows:
<html><body><h1>It works!</h1> <p>This is the default web page for this server.</p> <p>The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet.</p> </body></html>