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Avatar constantine 2 post(s)

I’m trying to figure out how to change the main static page from the BitNami page to the joomla! default page. For example…


I’ve looked everywhere here in the forums, but I am not that familiar with Apache, so I am not sure where to make the changes.

In addition, using the product was very easy and efficient. I will be sure to put a link to it when I finalize my site.


Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)


I think that this post could help you: I think that to use a redirection is the most easy way but other BitNami user post a good solution using virtualHost.

I hope it helps and I’m glad to see a BitNami link in your site :)

Avatar constantine 2 post(s)

I searched the link, but could not get it to work. Instead, after a clean install, I changed only the 2 following lines in the apache2 config file http.conf and it worked perfectly.

DocumentRoot “w:/BitNami Joomla 1.5.9-0 Stack/apache2/htdocs and < Directory “w:/BitNami Joomla 1.5.9-0 Stack/apache2/htdocs” >

to the following…

DocumentRoot “w:/BitNami Joomla 1.5.9-0 Stack/apps/joomla/htdocs” and < Directory “w:/BitNami Joomla 1.5.9-0 Stack/apps/joomla/htdocs” >

Now there is no need for virtualHost or any other redirection. However, it should be noted that this eliminates many usable links from the static page (i.e. phpMyAdmin). So if anyone changes it, they better be sure they know how to access those links.

Also, be sure to stop and then start your apache service so the new settings take effect.

Avatar prospect2010 1 post


I would like to do the same as Constantine mentioned at the start of this thread…

I would like to change the main index page of the site from the BitNami page to the joomla! default page. For example…
from the current site index page which shows up at to now show up at

I have modified the files as noted above, but it doesn’t seem to change anything even after stopping and restarting the stack.
I also unsucessfully tried the suggestions of this thread:…

I know that I could do a redirect, but that just doesn’t seem professional and I would also like to eliminate the /joomla from my site url.

Is there someone who could please post a step by step guide of how to do this?

Thank you,

Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)


We are working to add more info in our wiki. This guide could help you….3f In joomla it is not necessary to edit the “.htaccess” file. Post if you find any issue.

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