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alexnya
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403 Forbidden Message

Post by alexnya » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:50 pm

Hi,

I have a problem where when I go to my URL I'm getting the 403 Forbidden message that says the following:

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

My domain in currently pointed at /var/www/html/joomla

The permissions for var/www, var/www/html, and var/www/html/joomla are all 755. Here is my virtual host file for joomla:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin support@aquada.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/joomla/
ServerName aquadamedia.com
ServerAlias www.aquadamedia.com

<Directory /var/www/html/joomla/>
Options +FollowSymlinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted
</Directory>

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
</VirtualHost>

Please help.

yolknet
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Re: 403 Forbidden Message

Post by yolknet » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:27 pm

Have you tried renaming the .htaccess and uploading an index.htm(l) file? If you see the content of that file you know the virtual host file is correct. And the problem is in your htaccess file or index.php

alexnya
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Re: 403 Forbidden Message

Post by alexnya » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:40 am

Could you elaborate more on your first question? I tried renaming the htaccess file and creating an index.html file within the joomla directory and I'm still getting the 403 Forbidden error message. Is that the correct place to place the file or should it be in a different directory?

alexnya
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Re: 403 Forbidden Message

Post by alexnya » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:24 pm

The URL aquadamedia.com still doesn't work but if I go to my IP address and add a /joomla to it works. I'm able to install it through that link but it is insecure. Is there something wrong with the virtual host file that I showed earlier?


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