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

September 22, 2018 437 views
Ubuntu Apache

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

1 Answer

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 HTTPDROOT=“/etc/httpd”
<snip>
-D DEFAULT
ERRORLOG=“logs/error_log”

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

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