I am trying to fix this issues I get a forbidden error when i try and type in my ip address
You don’t have permission to access / on this server.
I then checked the apache logs tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log
The error returned was:
Directory index forbidden by Options directive: /var/www/
I have tried various approaches
chown -R www-data: /var/www/mydirectory/public_html
from what i understand from a simple explanation apache uses www-data as a user.
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