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11 Jul 2013

How to fix 403 Forbidden error message in wampserver

After Wampserver installation when users are trying to access Localhost or PhpMyAdmin, they get the below error message:


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


Either of the below solutions should work.

1. Make your Wampserver online

  1. Point on the wampserver icon in the quicklaunch taskbar for a few seconds to get a message to check whether the wampserver is online or not.
  2. If the message is "Wampserver - Offline" , then you have to make it online.
  3. Click on the wampserver icon in the quicklaunch taskbar , then click on the "Put Online" at the bottom.

wampserver properties

2. Allow access permission in apache httpd.conf

  1.  Open the httpd.conf  in C:\wamp\bin\apache\apache2.2.22\conf path or browse your wampserver root folder for apache
  2.  Make sure you have such a entry in your httpd.conf , if not put such a entry
 <Directory "C:/wamp/www/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride all
    Order Allow,Deny
    Allow from all