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Unable to set up sites.

Hi,

We have set up the folder & vhosts. But when I ma trying to acces the site it is giving the following error -

You don’t have permission to access this resource.Server unable to read htaccess file, denying access to be safe

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Hello,

You would need to update the ownership of the files and folders of your new website so that the Apache service could access them.

The user that the Apache service runs with by default is www-data, if you’ve not changed it, you could use the chown command to change the owner of the files and folders of your new website:

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

If you are still getting the error after that, you could check the Apache error log:

tail -100 /var/log/apache2/error.log

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby