Website without www not working however with www its works.

My website is working fine but giving 403 Forbidden error.

I have Apache Ubuntu server. Here is my configuration.

My host file /etc/host

... localhost

My file

DocumentRoot /var/www/

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} = [OR]
RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} =
RewriteRule ^ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [END,NE,R=permanent]

I already have configure A record to my IP address XX.XX.XX.32

I also set my CNAME to with TTL 43200

I have installed SSL for HTTPS as well. Having same above

I already check root folder by removing with .htaccess its file. so no problem at htaccess file at all.

I am not sure what else I need to do. I am not able to access my website on or

Any suggestion please.


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Hi @ideveloper1990,

So you’ve configured your Hosts file. Let’s assume there are no typos there and see what can be causing the 403 Forbidden Error.

What I can suggest is for you to check your Apache Error Logs. That way you’ll see why exactly it’s giving the Error or if it’s at all reaching the Droplet. The Error log file should be located in /var/log/apache2/error_log or just somewhere in your /var/log/ folder.