I have a vanilla apache2 server installed on a Debian 7 vps. Within the sites-enabled folder, I created a file for a particular subdomain. It is working and shows the correct files at the correct document root, but I get 403 Forbidden errors on any static resources the index.html page requests. My configuration file is below:

    <VirtualHost *:80>
            ServerName foo.bar.net
            ServerAlias foo.bar.net
            DocumentRoot /home/foobar/someLibary/demo
            <Directory /home/foobar/someLibary/demo>
                    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
                    AllowOverride All
                    Order allow,deny
                    allow from all
            ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log

            # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, cric, alert, emerg.
            LogLevel warn
            CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
  • Paste relevant error log output and file permissions of /home/foobar/someLibary/demo – inetplumber Sep 22 '13 at 21:42

What is in the error logs?

Have you also checked permissions on the files and directories?


It may not be obeying this virtualhost if you don't have NameVirtualHost directive defined. In which case your system defaults would be in effect.

Try running httpd -S and see if the output makes sense, it should describe your virtualhosts.

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