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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