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I have installed the LAMP on my Ubuntu 12.10. All are working correctly.

But I want to create a alias like phpmyadmin

I have created the folder root


And added the following lines in my apache2.conf file

Alias /dropbox " /home/user/Dropbox/Development/www/"
<Directory " /home/user/Dropbox/Development/www/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

When I access it like localhost/dropbox, I received 403 Error Message. Permission Not Denaid. How can I fix this easily

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2 Answers 2

Did you restart the server afterwards?

sudo service apache2 restart

Check this out too on Ubuntu forums. It looks like a similar problem to yours and is easily fixed.

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I did that. But not working even i restarted the pc –  Mifas Nov 26 '12 at 5:28

Is /home/user/Dropbox/Development/www/ accessible to the www-data user? To find out for sure, drop to a Terminal, sudo -u www-data -s to become the www-data user, and cd /home/user/Dropbox/Development/www/. If you can't get to the directory as www-data, neither can Apache. exit to become root again, and chmod and/or chown your way out of the problem as necessary.

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