I'm new with using servers but I've been using ubuntu for more than a year now. I've tried to install Zoo-project by following the instructions on the website : http://zoo-project.org/docs/install/debian.html. At first I tought that it was easy but when I try to reach the testing page : I've an error message saying :

" This site can’t be reached refused to connect. Try: Checking the connection Checking the proxy and the firewall "

I have the feeling that there is something I'm doing wrong. I don't know what... I've never started an server.

When I'm doing HTML, I start a server with python2 -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000 and I can see it in the port 8000 of but when I try to use ZOO-project the instructions doesn't telling me how to start the server.

Do I need to install an apache server on my computer ? What is the step that I'm missing here ?

I don't know if I'm clear enough... I'm a GIS french guy after all lol.

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Indeed, you should have a HTTP Server and have defined the cgi-bin directory correctly for Apache (which is traditionally the case per default in most GNU/Linux distribution).

  • That was it. I've delete apache2 and his configuration and then reinstall it and I've run in the terminal code sudo a2enmod cgi sudo service apache2 restart code and now I can connect QGIS to my server. Thanks a lot ! Vous avez un vraiment beau projet ! Feb 2, 2017 at 14:28

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