I followed the virtual hosts tutorial and set up apache for my domain name aditidentalcare.com. The website was loading perfectly but now I am suddenly getting this error.
Forbidden - You don’t have permission to access / on this server.
I don’t understand why!
Here is the aditidentalcare.com.conf
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin email@example.com ServerName aditidentalcare.com ServerAlias www.aditidentalcare.com DocumentRoot /var/www/html/sites/aditidentalcare.com/public_html ErrorLog /error.log CustomLog /access.log combined </VirtualHost>
The permission for public_html is set to 750 and the owner:group is jogi:www-data
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You need to use
chmod755 instead of 750 on directories. Using 750 equates to users having read, write, and execute, groups having read and execute, and finally, world (i.e your visitors) having absolutely zero access, thus they will be forbidden from accessing and/or viewing the contents.
One more thing that I could suggest in addition to what already has been mentioned is that you could also check the user that your Apache service is running as and change the owner of your files:
In most cases, it would be
www-dataunless it was changed.
Make sure to change the
www-datauser if this is not the one that your Apache service is running as.
if you were using a wordpress site, it could have quite possibly been caused by a corrupt .htaccess file. the simple fix is to resave permalinks twice in order to regenerate .htaccess.
you might be seeing the below error messages: