Tuesday, 25 February 2014

solve-You don't have permission to access / on this server-the-denied-access-problem-when-using-wamp-server-anichandran

solve-You don't have permission to access / on this server-the-denied-access-problem-when-using-wamp-server-anichandran

After installing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (I’ll post a article about its UX soon), I cannot access my localhost as well as all of my local web folders. For more specific, I met these error notice

Access denied on localhost when using Wamp server 2 on Windows 8

Access denied on localhost when using Wamp server 2 on Windows 8

Fortunately, I finally found the way to solve this problem (although I still don’t know why it happens now).

Quick fix on Apache httpd.conf and alias configuration files

First, open the httpd.conf file of your apache version by a text editor such as Notepad or Notepad++. It’s usually located at \wamp\bin\apache\<your apache version>\conf\httpd.conf or you can use the quick menu of Wamp manager to open it. Find these snippet before modify it:

Replace the Deny from all with Allow from all and save the file.We have not finished yet. Find another snippet:

Replace Deny from all with Allow from all again. The localhost runs correctly now.After do all above thing, I believe that you can locate to localhost and your local web project with your browser. However, if you navigate to http://localhost/phpmyadmin, you will continue getting the Forbidden error. The reason is you did not modify the alias configuration file to allow access from your localhost. Let open this file by using Wamp manager or finding it in \wamp\alias\phpmyadmin.conf, find this snippet

Change Allow from 127.0.0.1 to Allow from ::1 or you can do as above, change Deny from all into Allow from all. Now, that’s all.

See how I did it with a video

You can see this video on youtube to see how I solved this problems more clearly.


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