I have several web development projects running on Fedora 13. I generally setup Apache to serve my larger projects as Virtual Hosts, but I've got several small projects cycling through that I don't really care to setup a VirtualHost for each one. Instead I'd like them all under a subdirectory of the main VirtualHost entry. I just want Apache to serve me the directory index when I browse to the host name.

For example, the hostname projects.mydomain.com refers to /var/www/projects, and that directory contains only subdirectories (no index file).

Unfortunately when I browse to the host directly I get:


You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

But my virtual host entry in my apache config looks like this:

<VirtualHost *>
    ServerName      projects.mydomain.com
    DocumentRoot        /var/www/projects
    <Directory "/var/www/projects">
        Options +FollowSymlinks +Indexes
        AllowOverride all

What am I missing here?


Check if there is something like this further down the configuration. It matches "/" and denies Indexing.

  <LocationMatch "^/+$">
        Options -Indexes
        ErrorDocument 403 /error/noindex.html
  • 2
    Yes, this solved the problem! However, on CentOS 6.6, this part of configuration is located outside of main config file, in sub-direcotry /etc/httpd/conf.d/welcome.conf – Alexey Nov 16 '15 at 3:37

Try to add this:

    <Directory />
            Options +FollowSymlinks +Indexes
            AllowOverride all

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