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

I previously had this error : After following one of the answers I getting this error on accessing my website


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

Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) Server at 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

and change it to

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

That should fix it.

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 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
    . . .

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

Thanks !