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nginx 403 forbidden ...

I used this article https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-nginx-virtual-hosts-server-blocks-on-ubuntu-12-04-lts--3 to setup virtual hosts on nginx but I’m getting a 403 forbidden error.

The article tells us to do this to set permissions

You can replace the "www-data" below with the appropriate username. sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/example.com/public_html Additionally, it is important to make sure that everyone is able to read our new files. sudo chmod 755 /var/www

I therefore did this with my username

sudo chown -R username:username /var/www/example.com/public_html

but I’m still getting the 403 forbidden errror. Do you know anything I can try?

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Do you have a file called index.html in /var/www/mydomain.com/public_html?

@doper408: Simply replace index.html with your own index.html that you want to use and you should be fine. If it’s a PHP app, replace index.html with your own index.php file and make sure the <code>index</code> directive is set to <code>index.php index.html</code> (e.g.: <code>index index.php index.html;</code>) in your nginx’s virtual host config.

Thanks, this was the output of ps -ef | grep nginx <br> <br>root 14130 1 0 16:06 ? 00:00:00 nginx: master process /usr/sbin/nginx <br>www-data 14132 14130 0 16:06 ? 00:00:00 nginx: worker process <br>www-data 14133 14130 0 16:06 ? 00:00:00 nginx: worker process <br>www-data 14134 14130 0 16:06 ? 00:00:00 nginx: worker process <br>www-data 14135 14130 0 16:06 ? 00:00:00 nginx: worker process <br>michael 14900 14326 0 17:35 pts/2 00:00:00 grep --color=auto nginx <br> <br> <br>Therefore, was I correct to do this? <br>sudo chown -R username:username /var/www/example.com/public_html <br> <br>This is what the tutorial says this <br> <br>You can replace the "www-data" below with the appropriate username. <br>sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/example.com/public_html <br> <br>right now I'm signed in as michael` can I fix this problem