Why am I seeing a 403 Forbidden error message?

Permissions and ownership errors – A 403 Forbidden error can also be caused by incorrect ownership or permissions on your web content files and folders.
Rule of thumb for correct permissions:

  • Folders: 755
  • Static Content: 644
  • Dynamic Content: 700

Linux permissions can be represented with numbers, letters, or words. They also include an entry for Owner, Group, and Everyone.

  • 755 stands for Owner: read, write, execute; Group: read, execute; Everyone: read, execute
  • 644 stands for Owner: read, write; Group: read, Everyone: read
  • 700 stands for Owner: read, write, execute; Group: (none); Everyone: (none)

 

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