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Salital 5th August 2011 06:17

Local Website Url - 403 Forbidden
Hi Guys,

I'm a newbie about knowledge of Ispconfig and how to configure it and I'm tryng to understand about DNS, Redirect, Cname MX Record and all about a webserver configuration. I'm searching on the forum but don't find an answer to my question for this reason I hope you can help me to figure out my troubles

But my question is maybe simple for a Member Senior of this community or for everybody else that know much more than about Ispconfig


When I go on the local URL of the the website that I create but It doesn't work

I tryed also

and it doesn't work too

I installed the Ispconfig 3 on the last Perfect Server Debian Squeez (3.0.3) on my home webserver when I digit the local URL of the Ispconfig everything go ok and I can access like Admin

1. I Create a User

On the CLient Tab create the Client: ciao

2. I Create a Website

I create a website I wish run a Ruby or a Ruby On Rails Website but now nevermind if now it doesn't work I want view in the website a simple .html file to understand that it works

Client: ciao
IP-Address: *
Harddisk Quota MB: 100 MB
Traffic Quota MB: -1
Own Error-Documents: CHECKED
Auto-Subdomain: www.
PHP: Disabled


in the /etc/apache2/sites-enabled directory I have 5 files

000-apps.vhost -> /etc/apache2/sites-available/apps.vhost
000-default -> ../sites-available/default
000-ispconfig.conf -> /etc/apache2/sites-available/ispconfig.conf
000-ispconfig.vhost -> /etc/apache2/sites-available/ispconfig.vhost -> /etc/apache2/sites-available/

the last file inside have the follow quote maybe is important to know


<Directory /var/www/>
AllowOverride None
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/


ErrorLog /var/log/ispconfig/httpd/

ErrorDocument 400 /error/400.html
ErrorDocument 401 /error/401.html
ErrorDocument 403 /error/403.html
ErrorDocument 404 /error/404.html
ErrorDocument 405 /error/405.html
ErrorDocument 500 /error/500.html
ErrorDocument 503 /error/503.html

<Directory /var/www/>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
<Files ~ '.php[s3-6]{0,1}$'>
Order allow,deny
Deny from all
Allow from none
<Directory /var/www/clients/client1/web1/web>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
<Files ~ '.php[s3-6]{0,1}$'>
Order allow,deny
Deny from all
Allow from none

<IfModule mod_ruby.c>
<Directory /var/www/clients/client1/web1/web>
Options +ExecCGI
RubyRequire apache/ruby-run
#RubySafeLevel 0
<Files *.rb>
SetHandler ruby-object
RubyHandler Apache::RubyRun.instance
<Files *.rbx>
SetHandler ruby-object
RubyHandler Apache::RubyRun.instance

# Clear PHP settings of this website
<FilesMatch "\.ph(p3?|tml)$">
SetHandler None

# add support for apache mpm_itk
<IfModule mpm_itk_module>
AssignUserId web1 client1

<IfModule mod_dav_fs.c>

<Directory /var/www/>
AllowOverride All

TIP:on the MONITOR Tab on the Admin Ispconfig Panel I read

Status of Services (Server :

Data from: 2011-08-04 17:40

Web-Server: Offline
FTP-Server: Offline
SMTP-Server: Offline
POP3-Server: Offline
IMAP-Server: Offline
DNS-Server: Offline
mySQL-Server: Offline

maybe this could be useful to understand why it doesn't work

bye & thanks


till 5th August 2011 10:14

Thats all fine and the error shows that your system is working correctly. You canm not access a website folder trogh the IP address, if that would be possible, everyone would be able to hack your server easily.

To access a website, enter the webite domain in the browser. In your case, open a browser and enter:

Salital 6th August 2011 05:32

Thanks Till for the answer

Then I have to set up my home webserver for an internet access?

I recorded on I have to look the follow page:

to set up my home webserver to access opening a browser?



falko 6th August 2011 13:06

For testing purposes you can modify the hosts file on your client:

Salital 6th August 2011 20:58

Hi Falko,

I have a linux box with Debian Squeeze (last stable version)

If I want an internet access to my home webserver I have to read this?

sorry If I repeat the question but I don't understand your answer



falko 7th August 2011 13:47

You must create DNS records on the authoritative name servers for your domain. These can be your registrar's name servers or your ISPConfig servers or any other server. You can find these out by running

dig ns
If your ISPConfig name servers are authoritative, you should take a look at this guide:

For testing purposes (if you don't want to change DNS records), you can modify your client PC's hosts file.

Salital 8th August 2011 22:26

Hi all,

I have now two questions and I try to answer to second one If this is no correct I apologize in advance

1. If I want to use Ispconfig and I registered the websites on Godaddy to redirect on my private home websever I need two ip-address?

2. I don't have two ip-address and I register the website on Godaddy I can't use Ispconfig?

If the answer at point 2 is yes then I can use Ispconfig to use a website registered on Godaddy with only an ip-address I have to simply follow these following steps:

a. Create a DNS RECORD from the back end of Ispconfig (I don't want to change DNS records)

Template: Default
Client: client1
IP Address: <IP-ADDRESS of the website. ping>
NS 1:
NS 2:

b. I modify my client PC's hosts file.

In my home webserver I have 3 host files


I decided to change /etc/resolv.conf (why? 'cause I red nameserver in it)

# Generated by NetworkManager

After I restart my home webserver when I write on the browser I have to see the website that I have on my webserver in the following directory:


I made the a. and b. changes but I can't see my folder website. I don't have any idea why this solution doen't work

I'm looking for another solution & bye,

pd. mybe when here talk about vhost file is this? /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/

falko 9th August 2011 12:41

If you want to run your own nameservers with ISPConfig, then you need two IP addresses. However, it is not required that you use the ISPConfig DNS module - for most people it is easier to use the nameservers provided by their registrar.

For example, if you use GoDaddy to register your domains, you can create and manage your DNS records from GoDaddy's control panel, and then you don't need ISPConfig's DNS module. Of course, you can still use ISPconfig to create web sites, email accounts, etc.

Salital 10th August 2011 04:16

Hi Falko,

first of all thanks for your answer now if I put on my browser the URL of the website:

point to follow directory


but I want to point at following directory:


I don't know if I have to edit a file example: mywebsite.conf at the following file




till 10th August 2011 10:45

You dont have to edit any config files. If apache points the domain to /var/www, then the dns record and apache settings dont match or you missed to enable the auto subdomain www setting. Please check thet you selected the same IP address in the website settings that you used for the dns A-Record of the domain.

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