Domain & Zpanel 403 Error

January 20, 2014 2.5k views
I have created my droplet and installed zpanel on my site with success. I manage to setup a couple of sub domains and an FTP account before following instructions from below to secure my server. http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/how-secure-ubuntu-1204-lts-server-part-1-basics I've completed the instructions above, but now receiving and 403 forbidden error on my main TLD & zpanel, which are both pointing to jonathanyap.com & zpanel.jonathanyap.com. Including www in jonathanyap.com seems to reachable without the error, and the other sub-domain are working as well (finn.jonathanyap.com & jake.jonathanyap.com). I have no problem connecting to the FTP account I have initially set up via zpanel. I'm a beginner in all these and hope someone can guide me through. Thanks Jonathan
1 Answer
Alright, after some digging around, I found a similar problem. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/403-forbidden-after-installing-mod_security

So I narrowed it down to mod_security.

What works for me is I went into /etc/zpanel/configs/apache/httpd-vhosts.conf and tweaked the configuration for zpanel. Adding the following line seems to have done the trick!

SecRuleEngine DetectionOnly
  • its appear /etc/zpanel/configs/apache/httpd-vhosts.conf will be overwritten. any idea how to make it permanent?

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