Forbidden : you don't have permissions to access / on this server !


If you are reading this, you recently came across an error message saying 403 Forbidden – you don’t have sầu permission khổng lồ access / on this server.

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And most likely, you have no idea what it is all about. Well, don’t worry! This is a quite comtháng scenario that many web users run into.

In short, follow these steps in order khổng lồ fix the 403 forbidden error:

Check or reset/rename your .htaccess fileRemix tệp tin và folder permissionsDisable WordPress plugins


This tool will save sầu you loads of time and will restore all tệp tin and directory permissions to lớn default values.

However, a FileZilla FTP. client also provides all you need to edit tệp tin & thư mục permissions. To begin, you should:

Navigate lớn the root directory of your hosting tài khoản.Once done, try accessing your website now, and see if the 403 forbidden error is solved.

If you want to get a better insight on how file và folder permissions work in a Linux environment or learn lớn use the commvà line to lớn change permissions, see this tutorial.

However, if nothing seems to lớn happen, it is time lớn move sầu onto the next method.

Disable WordPress Plugins

If you have come this far, chances are high that the error was thrown due khổng lồ an incompatible or faulty plugin. In this step, we will try disabling plugins khổng lồ see if it fixes the 403 Forbidden Error.

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The best thing to vì chưng would be lớn disable all the plugins at once instead of going through the process individually. With this step, you would be able lớn detect the problem và work towards a solution. Here is what you have sầu lớn do:

Access your hosting account with FTPhường and look for the public_html thư mục (or the thư mục containing your WordPress installation files).Locate the wp-nội dung folder on the page.

Once you have sầu disabled all the plugins, try accessing your trang web again. Did this fix the 403 forbidden problem? If yes, a problematic plugin is the actual source of error. Try deactivating your plugins one by one, & kiểm tra if your website is baông xã in working action now. This way you will be able khổng lồ detect the faulty plugin.

You can then choose lớn update the plugin if it is necessary or install a new one. However, if nothing of the above-mentioned steps worked for you (which is rare!) và the error message still appears, you may need khổng lồ tương tác your hosting provider.

Note: If you have sầu recently migrated from one web host lớn another, & forgot to lớn change your nameservers, your tên miền may still be pointing khổng lồ your old website host. This can be a problem when they cancel your trương mục, resulting in a 403 Error. So make sure your site is pointing lớn the right place. For more information, kiểm tra out this tutorial.

Wrapping Up

By following the methods listed above sầu, you can get rid of the 403 forbidden error. We understand that this error message causes great frustration as you can’t access your website or a website page. Nevertheless, follow the above-mentioned steps one by one, và we’re sure, you’ll be able to lớn bring your website back to action.

We hope that the above tutorial was easy lớn follow. For more comprehensive WordPress tutorials, tips and cheat-sheets kiểm tra this page.