App Platform: No matching DirectoryIndex

I’ve setup a new App to host my Symfony project. The app has built fine and files are located in /workspace/ but when trying to access the app I receive a 403 and logs show Cannot serve directory /workspace/: No matching DirectoryIndex (index.php,index.html,index.htm) found, and server-generated directory index forbidden by Options directive.

I believe this is because the index.php for Symfony is within /workspace/public/ but I cannot see how to update the config for this, I also can’t see a way to gain root access to look further into the configuration.

How would I resolve this?

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Bobby Iliev
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March 19, 2023

Hi there,

Indeed the DigitalOcean App Platform does not come with root access, if you want to have root access you could go with a Droplet instead:

Regarding the issue that you are seeing, I believe that you should be able to update your App Platform run the command heroku-php-apache2 public/ so that the web server itself will be started with the correct document root.

Here is an example PHP project that you could reference:

It is based on Laravel but the approach should be similar.

Let me know how it goes!



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