What is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Test Page?
A Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) test page is a simple web page that is displayed when you access a RHEL system using a web browser. The test page is usually displayed when the Apache web server, which is the default web server on RHEL, is running and serving web pages.
The test page is typically located in the web server’s document root directory, which is the directory that contains the files that are served by the web server. The default document root directory on RHEL is
/var/www/html. The test page is usually named
index.html and is displayed when you access the system using a web browser without specifying a specific file or directory.
The test page usually contains a message that indicates that the web server is working properly and serves as a simple way to test the web server’s functionality. It may also contain information about the version of Apache and the operating system that is running.
Here is an example of a typical RHEL test page:
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux</title> </head> <body> <h1>Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux</h1> <p>The Apache web server is working properly.</p> </body> </html>
The test page is usually removed or replaced with a custom web page when the system is used for production purposes.
How to Remove Red Hat Enterprise Linux Test Page
To remove the test page that is displayed when you access a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system using a web browser, you can follow these steps:
- Connect to the system using SSH:
<user> with your username and
<hostname> with the hostname or IP address of the system.
- Stop the Apache web server:
systemctl stop httpd
This command will stop the Apache web server, which is the default web server on RHEL.
- Remove the test page:
rm -f /var/www/html/index.html
This command removes the test page from the web server’s document root directory (
- Start the Apache web server:
systemctl start httpd
This will start the Apache web server and make it available to serve web pages.
Alternatively, you can use the
httpd command to manage the Apache web server:
httpd -k stop rm -f /var/www/html/index.html httpd -k start
-k option allows you to control the Apache web server using the
Keep in mind that these steps assume that you are using the Apache web server and that it is configured to serve web pages from the default document root directory (
/var/www/html). If you are using a different web server or have a different document root directory, the steps may vary.
It’s also a good idea to make a backup of your system before removing the test page, in case you need to restore it later.