SOIS Webspace (How to) Fix 403 Forbidden Error (Try this second)

How to fix the 403 Forbidden error on the SOIS Webspace by correcting file/folder permissions.



Student Webspace > Student LAMP > Student Webspace Incident


If you are receiving a Forbidden or 403 error, the permissions on your Student Workspace are not correctly set.

Forbidden Error. You dont have permission to access / on this server

Correct the File and Folder Permissions

  1. Log in to your Webspace account with FileZilla or an FTP user of your choice.

  2. Right click on the public_html folder in your webspace and select File Permissions.

  3. Change the numeric value to 755. In addition to this select the checkbox for Recurse into subdirectories and select apply to directories only. After this hit OK. Let this finish running.

  4. Right click on public_html again and change the numeric value to 644, check the Recurse into subdirectories, click apply to files only, and then hit 'OK'. Let this finish running.

KeywordsSOIS, Webspace, webspace, web, space, LAMP, CPanel, cpanel, cPanel, permissions, error, 403, forbidden, access   Doc ID52418
OwnerHelp Desk K.GroupUW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created2015-06-12 11:26:01Updated2024-02-07 12:22:48
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