You might try:
sudo a2enmod mpm_prefork
Failing that, what's the name of your instance and project? I can probably sort it out for you

On Sun, 18 Apr 2021 at 13:30, Roy Smith <> wrote:
Hmmm, it turns out, this doesn't work.  Apache fails to start with:

AH00534: apache2: Configuration error: No MPM loaded.

I found a bunch of explanations of why this is happening (sounds like a bug in the default apache2 config?), and how to fix it, but by the time I'm into hacking apache2 config files, we out of "quick and dirty" territory, so I'm going to pass.  Thanks for the suggestion anyway.

On Apr 17, 2021, at 6:44 PM, Daniel Zahn <> wrote:

Untested, but this should work I think:

sudo apt-get install apache2
sudo a2enmod userdir
mkdir ~/public_html/

copy files to public_html as you already mentioned

then click in Horizon to create a proxy, select a name and the
instance it should point to
access data under that name + /~username/

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 3:27 PM Roy Smith <> wrote:

I've computed some data on a VPS node that I want to show to people.  Is there some quick and dirty way to publish a file so it's visible to the outside?  I'm thinking something along the lines of a public_html directory.
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