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Forbidden : You don't have permissions to access / on this server !

Posted November 4, 2014 282.2k views

I previously had this error : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/posts-not-found-on-server
After following one of the answers I getting this error on accessing my website

Forbidden

You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) Server at 128.199.62.70 Port 80

Please help I can’t access any post , page , Wordpress dashboard !

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Open /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Look for the line that says

<Directory /var/www/html>
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted
</Directory>

and change it to

<Directory /var/www>
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted
</Directory>

That should fix it.

First Header Second Header
Content Cell Content Cell
Content Cell Content Cell

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
AllowOverride All
Require all granted
Allow from all

Use These Options Inside “Directory Tag”

Worked For Me.

I found the solution !
Just add these lines

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html
    ServerName server_domain_name_or_IP
    <Directory /var/www/html/>
        AllowOverride All
    </Directory>
    . . .

on this file sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf
& then sudo a2enmod rewrite & then sudo service apache2 restart

Thanks !

Thank you for sharing this. helped me resolve after hours of troubleshooting!

Keep attention.
Apache 2.2
“Allow from all”
Apache 2.4
“Require all granted”

Great.I was wasted many hours but not got any luck. Here I got soln… here only. Thanks Mr. mhktricks

This digitalocean helping me alog. great work

I have modified 000-default.conf and it looks like this:

<VirtualHost *:80>

    ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html
    ServerName 46.101.165.116

    <Directory /var/www/signature/>
       AllowOverride All
       </Directory>

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

</VirtualHost>

# vim: syntax=apache ts=4 sw=4 sts=4 sr noet

and I ran the sudo commands but still I can’t access /var/www/signature/ through the browser:
http://46.101.165.116/var/www/signature

Any idea what could go wrong?

It did not work for me. Please help

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