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For now, I'm looking for a place to do some very simple file hosting, where I can upload my projects, screenshots, etc. By "very simple" I mean I want something like this: http://www.catb.org/ where I can have a list of uploaded files and folders.
in reality, one of the easiest may be to use Opera's built in web server.
Dropbox, Mediafire, http://www.dropcanvas.com/, any source control website...

The choices are endless.
I would recommend dropbox though, I find it easiest to use and it integrates with your computer for all sorts of fun.
What that web page is, Lincoln, is the HTTP front for a directory. As any directory without an index file displays the contents with in.

Basically, you can pay for a domain and hosting and just drag files into the root folder and it'll pop up like that so long as there isn't a index file for the browser to load.
Ah, ok. Makes sense. Although occasionally if there's no index file it comes up with a "Access Denied" page (or whatever it is). Is that just a permissions setting in Apache?
That's likely the directory permissions. Instead of 777 it may be 640. I have no solid idea how permissions work, but you can easily deny access to a directory with its permissions.
Quick primer on permissions!


Code:
RWXRWXRWX
\_/\_/\_/
 |  |  |__ Others (World)
 |  |_____ Group
 |________ User


Each bit is a 0 or 1. If it's a one, that particular permission is allowed; if 0, it's denied. For example, if it's 111000000 = 700, then the user can read, write, or execute the file, but the group and everyone else can do nothing. If it's 110110110 = 666, then everyone can read and write, and no one can execute. If it's 111100100 = 744, then the user can read, write, and execute, but group and world can only read.
It's not likely a file permissions issue - directory indexing is usually switched off by default. To switch it on, edit (or create) a text file named .htaccess containing the following line

Code:
Options +Indexes

and upload it into the directory you wish to enable indexing for. See the Apache documentation for more information.
  
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