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    After that, you need to delete the file from your server. Try accessing your website. If 403 forbidden error is resolved, then this means that your .htaccess file was corrupt. You can generate a fresh .htaccess file by logging into your WordPress admin area and going to Settings Permalinks page.

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    How to Fix the 403 Forbidden Error. Check for URL errors and make sure you're specifying an actual web page file name and extension, not just a directory.

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    Jul 2017
    Have you checked the error logs? There are various reasons for 403 error -

    1. There can be issue with your .htaccess file.
    2. Check the mod security logs on the server.
    3. Make sure the file's and directory permission are correct.
    4. Check the PHP configuration and make sure it is compatible with your website.

    The live error logs will be helpful to resolve the issue so please go through the logs, it will help you to resolve the issue.
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    Thanks For Your Information.

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    Oct 2017
    Check the error log, it will help you 100%. In most of the cases the problems comes from wrong permissions or owner/group rights.
    To change any permission, use:
    *For folders: chmod 755 /direcotry/file.php
    For example - chmod 755 /home/user/public_html/wrong_permission_folder
    *For files, use 644: chmod 644 /home/user/public_html/wrong_permission_file.php

    you can use these commands if you are not in the problematic file/folder location. If you are under the problematic file/folder location, just use: chmod 755 folder ; chmod 644 file.php

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