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Old 17th May 2010, 14:55
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Default Ubuntu 10.04 - client denied by server configuration

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 by the perfect server tutorial but the system cannot access virtual host directories made by ISPConfig.

The error I see in apache2 error.log is "client denied by server configuration" - it seems to go for the virtual host directories and also /var/www/clients/, /var/www/php-fcgi-scripts/ - for me (trying to access it from outside) and even the server itself (

I can access files directly in /var/www/ though (by typing ip/filename to browser).


OK, I figured out that by changing first "Deny all" to "Allow all" in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/sitename.com.vhost it starts working:

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

- is this an OK solution and can I make it so I wouldn't have to change it manually every time I add a vhost?

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Old 12th July 2010, 09:36
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Thanks for posting the solution, it helped me.
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Old 12th July 2010, 12:02
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is this an OK solution and can I make it so I wouldn't have to change it manually every time I add a vhost?
Thats not the solution as you opened up your system for hackers by opening up private directories which contain password files etc. The source of your problem is that you uploaded the files into the wrong directory. All php and html files have to be uploaded to /var/www/sitename.com/web/ and not /var/www/sitename.com/
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Old 3rd September 2014, 00:35
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Question upload files

With what you said above, i have transfer all my files to the /var/www/domain/web but still got the same error. Maybe i need to set it somewhere ...please can you shed some light on it.
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