apache – WAMP 403 Forbidden message on Windows 7

apache – WAMP 403 Forbidden message on Windows 7

The access to your Apache server is forbidden from addresses other than 127.0.0.1 in httpd.conf (Apaches config file) :

<Directory c:/wamp/www/>
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride all
    Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from 127.0.0.1
</Directory>

The same goes for your PHPMyAdmin access, the config file is phpmyadmin.conf :

<Directory c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.4.5/>
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Deny,Allow
        Deny from all
        Allow from 127.0.0.1
</Directory>

You can set them to allow connections from all IP addresses like follows :

AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

I found a simpler fix…

Although the icon was green WAMP still needs to be Put Online (last item of menu when left-clicking icon).

After that I had access as normal.

apache – WAMP 403 Forbidden message on Windows 7

For me the inclusion of Require local helped to solve Error 403. The alias config file looks like this:

Alias /mytest/ C:/mytest/ 

<Directory C:/mytest/>
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    Require local
</Directory>

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