I've got a question about Apache, run on an Ubuntu server. By default, my server stores all the web files that Apache serves at
/var/www/html, within which I store the webroots of all the domains my server serves (using the
For one of my subdomains, I am trying to set
/home/%user&/example.com/htdocs as a webroot, but it doesn't seem to be working. Apache is giving me a 403 error when I do that. I've tried changing ownership of
home/%user% (both user and group) to
www-data, but it doesn't work!
/home/%user%/example.com is a
mount --bind of
/var/www/html/example.com folder, but the website itself seems to only work when I use
/var/www/html/example.com instead of the former.
Any idea as to why? I'm putting the webroot into a user's home directory because I have jailed them to their home directory, since I don't want them to be snooping around the rest of my folders.
P.S. This is not my main question, but I'll appreciate any insight on this too: All the files in
/home/%user%/example.com are owned by
%user%:%user%, but even though Apache is running with
www-data:www-data, it doesn't seem to have any problems reading and running
%user%:%user%'s file. Is it because the read permissions of these files are all set to be allowed from all users?