have you restrted apache?
I've never used the program before but I've installed it and got it working although when I goto my webadress all I get up is the default webpage which comes along with apache and it says:
Note: If you are seeing this instead of the webpage you expected, it's most likely because the server is not yet fully configured, or is under an upgrade. Come again tomorrow and your usual content should be back.
this happens evethough I've deleted the files in ./htdocs and replaced with new html files, what am I doing wrong here?
yes, but that doesn't help
is it this directory that is the default webbpage root?
You need to put in an index.html inside the htdocs folder.
done that too
Did you made any changes to your httpd.conf, that would make apache look for the files in a different directory than .htdocs, or that would make it look for something different than index.html?