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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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    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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    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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    1. Roll back any new changes
    2. Fix a corrupted .htaccess file
    3. Fix plugin related issues
    4. Fix permission related issues
    5. Contact support to fix 403 forbidden error
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    403 forbidden error shows to you on the web browser when you are denied access to that page. The most common reason of showing a 403 error when accessing a website is that we are trying to open the folder of a website instead of a page. Most websites are configured to disallow directory browsing so a 403 Forbidden message when trying to display a folder instead of a specific page is normal and expected. To get rid of this, make sure you're specifying an actual web page file name and extension, not just a directory.

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    Error 403 can occur when searching on Google with any Web browser such as Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox. The error indicates that the browser can't access the Web page for a variety of reasons. Types of 403 Errors. There are truly 22 types of 403 errors ranging from 403.1 to 403.22.

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    Clear your browser's cache. Issues with a cached version of the page you're viewing could be causing 403 Forbidden issues.

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    Refresh the Webpage.
    Crosscheck the URL.
    Clear your Browers Cookies and Cache.
    Disable Unknown Chrome Extensions.
    Try to open the page in Incognito Mode.
    You may find a login panel where you need to enter the login details to access the page.
    Contact the Website Owner.

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