Error 403 Forbidden

I am running this website: and unexpectedly it just prints “Error 403 Forbidden”. Therefore I looked into my log file and this is what’s written: 2017/10/16 07:09:48 [error] 25750#25750: *159 directory index of “/home/fede/apps/spalaxys/public/” is forbidden, client:, server: , request: “HEAD / HTTP/1.0”

Does anyone know how to solve this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Your website looks fine now, but keep in mind, /home/fede/apps/spalaxys/public/ is your webserver root directory and should have the permission AND the ownership of www-data:www-data. This can be done by the following command:

chown -R www-data:www-data /home/fede/apps/spalaxys/public/

Apparently something has modified that directory that you need to investigate!