403 after creating Swap Space and reboot (Apache, Ubuntu)

Since my memory was constantly running full, I had to create a swapspace. After the reboot, my server is suddenly giving me a 403 on Apache.

What can I verify: /var/www (and all underneath) = www-data:www-data They have the proper CHMOD setting (755, or else where needed inside the /var/www folder and “below”)

Is there anything else I can check to get this back up and running? This is really frustrating.

In my project window from DO I also get: Not receiving metric data. Last working 2 hours ago


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

403 is a permission issue and it could be many things (ex: from ModSecurity to file permissions). Your best bet is to look at Apache’s error log. Run httpd -V like this and it will show you where the error_log is:

httpd -V

<snip> -D HTTPD_ROOT=“/etc/httpd” <snip> -D DEFAULT_ERRORLOG=“logs/error_log”

And then review the log entries to understand why it’s happening.