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I just installed Drupal. But after installation I can't see my installed site.

Upon visiting the URL http://localhost/drupal-7.0/ in my browser I do not get the web page as expected but see files and directories similar to FTP file browsing.

Can someone explain what I have done wrong?

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@xralf: By install you mean you went through the setup wizard, right? Also, did you will these directions, drupal.org/documentation/install – blunders Mar 21 '11 at 12:18
Installation was according to INSTALL.txt file and it was without problems. – xralf Mar 21 '11 at 12:29
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The problem here is that your website isn't set up to serve index.php as the default index file.

Check the DirectoryIndex configuration entry of Apache.

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My files are in /var/www directory. Drupal is in /var/www/drupal-7.0 directory. In /var/www I have only index.html file. Could you tell me where is the index.php file, or should I create it? And where is the configuration file with DirectoryIndex? thank you – xralf Mar 21 '11 at 12:53
The index.php file should already exist in drupal-7.0 direcory. The apache configuration is dependant on your operating system distribution - they all differ. – Majenko Mar 21 '11 at 12:59
It was my fault. I initially copied the files to /var/www and then I moved them to /var/www/drupal-7.0. And in the folder /var/www was the file index.php (I learned php before a month) and I overwritten it and forgot to move to /var/www/drupal-7.0. My distribution is Xubuntu (Lucid Lynx). I have a directory /etc/apache2 but don't know in which file to find it. – xralf Mar 21 '11 at 13:14
On mine (Ubuntu 10.10) it's in /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dir.conf – Majenko Mar 21 '11 at 13:24
When you're moving a drupal site from one directory to another, always pay attention to the .htaccess file. It it hidden by default, so it will not be moved along with the rest if you just Select All -> Copy -> Paste in your file manager. – marcvangend Mar 23 '11 at 9:43

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