Apache error fix on Forbidden You don’t have permission to access this resource

Tested and works on Debian/Ubuntu apache installation. For this open the apache2.conf file using the nano editor

sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Replace the general directory settings with this.

<Directory />
#Options FollowSymLinks
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
AllowOverride All
Order deny,allow
Require all granted
</Directory><Directory /usr/share>
AllowOverride None
Require all granted
</Directory><Directory /var/www/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Require all granted
</Directory>
#<Directory /srv/>
# Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
# AllowOverride None
# Require all granted
#</Directory>

Ensure your virtual host configuration file in /etc/apache2/sites-available directory is in this manner

<VirtualHost *:80>
# The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname and port t$
# the server uses to identify itself. This is used when creating
# redirection URLs. In the context of virtual hosts, the ServerName
# specifies what hostname must appear in the request's Host: header to
# match this virtual host. For the default virtual host (this file) this
# value is not decisive as it is used as a last resort host regardless.
# However, you must set it for any further virtual host explicitly.
ServerName example.com (put your domain name here) ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
DocumentRoot /home/username/myapp (put your app root directory here) # Available loglevels: trace8, ..., trace1, debug, info, notice, warn,
# error, crit, alert, emerg.
# It is also possible to configure the loglevel for particular
# modules, e.g.
#LogLevel info ssl:warn ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined # For most configuration files from conf-available/, which are
# enabled or disabled at a global level, it is possible to
# include a line for only one particular virtual host. For example the
# following line enables the CGI configuration for this host only
# after it has been globally disabled with "a2disconf".
#Include conf-available/serve-cgi-bin.conf
</VirtualHost>

Restart Apache2 service

sudo systemctl restart apache2

That’s all.

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