<Directory /path/to/directory> and
</Directory> tags create a container used to enclose a group of configuration directives which apply only to a specific directory and its subdirectories. Any directive which is applicable to a directory may be used within
By default, very restrictive parameters are applied to the root directory (
), using the
(refer to Section 10.5.23, “
(refer to Section 10.5.24, “
) directives. Under this configuration, any directory on the system which needs more permissive settings has to be explicitly given those settings.
In the default configuration, another
Directory container is configured for the
DocumentRoot which assigns less rigid parameters to the directory tree so that the Apache HTTP Server can access the files residing there.
container can be also be used to configure additional
directories for server-side applications outside of the directory specified in the
directive (refer to Section 10.5.41, “
for more information).
To accomplish this, the
Directory container must set the
ExecCGI option for that directory.
For example, if CGI scripts are located in
/home/my_cgi_directory, add the following
Directory container to the
directive must be uncommented to identify files with the
extension as CGI scripts. Refer to Section 10.5.56, “
for instructions on setting
For this to work, permissions for CGI scripts, and the entire path to the scripts, must be set to 0755.