403 Forbidden You don’t have permission to access / on this server. -Linux Server and Apache

Posted: November 29, 2008 in Apache

403 Forbidden You don’t have permission to access / on this server. -Linux Server and Apache

I have installed Apache in root user successfully. I have also created separate instance for my website.

If I try to browse any file including the root site, I get the following error message:


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

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

How to solve ?

I looked for the permission of the http folders, orginally it had only read permission.

I changed the permission for the http folder by using the following command.

# chmod -R 777 /var/www/html/

Now i could able to access all pages including root site.

Hope this may help you.

Thanks                                                                                                                                                            Bharath

  1. swyrl says:

    hmmmm… what im trying to figure out is how do i find out the layout of an apache serber i don’t own. i don’t want to change it, just to view the files on it. is this possible? (i just want to find out what files are on the server and where they are.)

  2. Bas says:

    Is it possible to hack into this webpage?


    cuz whenever i try to open the link, it says “Forbidden You don’t have permission to access /~tomm/teaching/340winter2011/mid_feb_2011_sol.pdf on this server.”

    I would really appreciate if you would get the website to work. Thanks!

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