Apache – WampServer – 403 Forbidden You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

Posted: October 14, 2011 in Apache, Drupal

You have a website and you deploy it on WampServer. The home page run Success, but when you click the content page (example: http://your-site.com/content/article-one.html) you will get an error 403 Forbidden you don’t have permission to access.

Solution for the error 403 Forbidden you don’t have permission to access / on this server.  All you need to resolve it is enable Rewrite Module on WampServer and config the Rewriter Role

Here are the step to config site

1. Enable Rewriter Module by select rewrite_module

Enable rewriter module

Enable rewriter module

2. Config WampServer

– Open httpd.conf file to enable Virtual Host (F:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.17\conf\httpd.conf)

– Enable Virtual Host

+ Remove the “#” from the begging of the following line

#Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

+ Open file F:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.17\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf to config virtual host

  • At line 15 add code
<Directory F:/WebRoot/your-site-com>
  Order Deny,Allow
  Allow from all
  • At the end of file add code
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@your-site.com
    DocumentRoot F:/WebRoot/your-site-com
    ServerName your-site.com
    ServerAlias www.your-site.com

3. Config Virtual Host to enable Rewrite URL

– Update the VirtualHost in F:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.17\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@your-site.com
    DocumentRoot D:/Your-Site
    ServerName your-site.com
    ServerAlias www.your-site.com
	<Directory />
 Options FollowSymLinks
 AllowOverride All

Now, Restart the WampServer, you site now is support Rewriter URL

4. Resolving the DNS issue

Opend file C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and add domain    your-site.com


  1. faizan says:

    Please explain the reason for changing these conf.

    • Kenneth says:

      I’m testing this out now since I’m getting this message and can’t see my own site. Just one problem, how do I Enable Virtual Host?

  2. Jeepsey says:

    I had similar problems, I resolved the issue by changing “Listen 80” to “Listen” in httpd.conf.

  3. Virgil says:

    this worked for me. thanks.

  4. Thanks a lot. It saved my day.

  5. Evan M says:

    I could not navigate to any page, not even the WampServer home page. I skipped all these steps and have full access to that page and all subsequent just by navigating to “” instead of “localhost.” Will this lead to troubles for me down the line?

  6. Any security issues here ? i would rather only allow my localhost to my ip ?? all of a sudden my wamp has started playing up and locking me out.. now i am stressing about security issues.. any advice is greatly appreciated

  7. mina says:

    please help me. it was installed. but when click to phpMyAdmin it will show “Forbidden

    You don’t have permission to access /phpmyadmin/ on this server.” how to settle up this problem??

  8. Jeff says:

    I am using this as a testing server. I did the steps involved, but I was confused about ‘F:/WebRoot/your-site-com’. Do you have to use “F”? Mine is on C:/wamp Also when you say to put your-site.com is this necessary for a testing environment ( I don’t have a .com as it’s just testing environment now). Still no access to sub-directories in (I am using WAMP and IIS, so WAMP is on 8080). Why?

  9. Vidzone says:

    Thanks…. succesfully…. i only follow one step “rewrite_module”

  10. Dina says:

    It worked tnX 🙂

  11. TeLeScOpE says:

    If I Remove The # Sign To This Line #Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf My Apache Can’t Start

    But If I Back The # Sign My Apache Can Start

    How To Fix This Problem , Because I Want To Enable My VH..

    Any Solution? Please Reply.

    Windows xp sp3

    Wamp Server V.2.0i

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