403 forbidden in Apache2 when edited index.php

Hello, Im newbie in this droplets thing and everything, I followed up the Initial server setup tutorial from here and the LAMPP stack installation from here, also the Firewall tutorial from here, everything worked fine, I was able to see the default index.php from apache so I decided use SFTP using FIleZilla to acces my files in /var/www/html/ but everytime I uploaded a file or something the server deleted them, so I unlocked the root acces and I logged up as root in FileZilla, I was able to modify and add some files to that directory but, now I get the following error:


You don’t have permission to access / on this server. Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) Server at Port 80

How can I restore the settings?

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and how can I do that? I also tried with sudo chmod but not working