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Forbidden! You don't have permission to access /wp-admin/install.php on this server.

I have installed WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04 running apache, I have two subdomains running and were installed by somebody else.

I followed the tutorials to create a new subdomain on the same droplet as the others , but I cannot setup WordPress. I keep getting 403 error

You don’t have permission to access /wp-admin/install.php on this server.

I have set the permission for the new WordPress directory to 755 but still not able to access it.

please help me solve this

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As @sierracircle said, you’ll need to ensure the permissions are properly set. Also, make sure the files have the right permissions (not ownership):

sudo -i
cd /var/www
chown -R www-data:www-data .
find . -type f -print0|xargs -0 chmod 644
find . -type d -print0|xargs -0 chmod 755

EDIT: added the “sudo -i” line, so you can run the fix.

you might also need to:

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www

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