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My question is when i go to the browser it displays my page as not dispalying which i now am theorizing is become somehow the folders became linked to the /var/www/ directory. I have no idea how this happened, but I need to change them to link to the normal folder /var/wwwdocs/#*$!#*$!x. How do I go about doing this? I have an apache server. Also how in the world could this have happened on its own?...
Sorry for being such a newbie :(
Contact your hosting company, and ask them what has changed in the server configuration since you're last sure it was working.
If you "lost your programmer" under anything but absolutely-friendly circumstances however, your first priority is to change all passwords on the system, and close his/her account. You should do this anyway, unless you have an on-going maintenance agreement with this person, but if he/she is mad at you, then this is a major priority.
As for files appearing in different-than-expected paths, you are likely seeing OS "links" in operation. Files and directories can be linked, somewhat similarly to making "Shortcuts" in Windows. It may be that "/var/wwwdocs" is simply an alias name for /var/www, and /wwwdocs is just symbolically linked to /www.
I am not on good terms with my programmer, but we parted ways a year ago and i paid to have the servers 110% secure since. They have been fine until 2 days ago... i'd rather fix the problem first before pointing fingers. I'm going to assuming the problem is somehow on my end.