My error log shows:-
[Sun Jul 13 01:15:32 2008] [crit] [client 218.208.xxx.xxx] (13)Permission denied: /home/mydomain/public_html/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable
And the site is showing “403 Forbidden Error”.
At first, I suspect it’s .htaccess problem, but actually it’s caused by Frontpage Extension.
To solve “.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable” follow the steps below:-
- Login into your CPanel account
- Click on “Frontpage Extensions” icon
- Click on “Reinstall extensions” button beside your problem domain.
*If you do not use any frontpage extensions, it’s good to uninstall this extension
- Done. The “.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file” problem has been fixed.
** If you are not on CPanel hosting, please contact your system administrator to fix the problem. ***
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The permissions 4 www folder 755 for .htaccess 744 also works, kudos 2all ua suggestions
solved the problem! thanks … you are my hero XD
May be your file permission having some problem
please check when this error occurs and normally this is due to folder permission problem
i had once with folder permission problem where i chmod my folder to 644 and this error occur
right after i chmod 755 to the folder and everything fix.
u can try to check if this is the problem.
Hope this helps
Mur, r u using CPanel?
if yes may be u can test the steps above
Well the problem is i am running my own web server on a dedicated server.. so how do i solve this then??
I am definitely not running frontpage extensions
You are my hero! Thank you
Thanks for this post. You saved me. transferring my flders and Frontpage extension from VPS to VMWare.
Thanks for your post.
Thanks … very good posting ..
Permission denied: xxx/public_html/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: GONE!
keep posting bro!
——-UM oops another update – ————————–
OOps I lost access to the folder with 665 so um – lest stick with 775?
—————-665 permissions works and is safer!!!————————-
At least using a software called coffee cup HTML you can put the permissions to 665 – that way the world can not write to it – I guess the moral here was to give the DIR execute permissions———————-
Sure hope this helps some one – and protects them – Sory for the fake email addy too! 😉
Looks like I had to make the folder 777 – I dont like that but it is working – so Ill play with it and let ya all know if you can back 777 down at all like to say 775 ?
This just saved me a boatload of time. Can’t say how I messed my server up so madly, but me converting everything over to use svn (as root) made a the sites totally die even when I chowned things to the users. This cleared it up and I would *never* have guessed what the problem was!
cool….ill buy u tons of drinks 😀
This solve my issue!
THANKS!! great post. This helped me solve my problem very quickly
Also you’d check owner and chmod of files/dirs 😉