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Domain & Zpanel 403 Error

  • Posted January 20, 2014

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

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Alright, after some digging around, I found a similar problem. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/403-forbidden-after-installing-mod_security <br> <br>So I narrowed it down to mod_security. <br> <br>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! <br><IfModule mod_security2.c> <br>SecRuleEngine DetectionOnly <br></IfModule>