I have VirtualHost with DocumentRoot "/home/blogs/domain.com"

<VirtualHost domain.com:80>
 ServerName domain.com
 ServerAlias www.domain.com
 ServerAdmin admin@domain.com
 DocumentRoot "/home/blogs/domain.com"
 <Directory "/home/blogs/domain.com">
  AllowOverride All
  Allow from All

I'm getting error [Thu Apr 19 02:37:15 2012] [crit] [client] (13)Permission denied: /home/blogs/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file

I have the following rights...

/home/blogs/ drwx------ (0700)

/home/blogs/domain.com/ drwxrwxr-x (0775)

Do I have to add blogs user to apache group? How can I do it?

PS: Why apache is looking for .htaccess file at /home/blogs/, but DocumentRoot is /home/blogs/domain.com

Thank you.

1 Answer 1


Given the permissions of /home/blogs/, only the owner of the directory can see the contents. you may want to grant 750 or 755 permissions, so apache could read the contents.

The reason its looking for a /home/blogs/.htaccess file is a configuration option you haven't shown from your configs. It is probably a <Directory /> AllowOverride ...</Directory>.

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