Serving web content from user’s home directory.

I had a problem getting "Forbidden You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server." after confirming all virtual host settings and folder permission are correct.

I’ve set $ sudo chown -R apache.apache /home/anthony/ and $ sudo chmod -R 755 /home/anthony/ but I still get the error.

When I looked /home, $ cd /home $ ls -l I saw the problem, anthony has 700 permission,
drwx------ 3 anthony anthony 115 Feb 7 22:54 anthony
so apache can’t get through anthony directory. My solution is to make anthony directory 750 sudo chmod 750 /home/anthony and add apache user to anthony group sudo usermod -a -G anthony apache

Then restart apache
sudo service httpd restart

That solved the problem and I can now see my website.

Below is my VirtualHost Config

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /home/anthony/
    <Directory “/home/anthony/”>
        AllowOverride None
        # Allow open access:
        Require all granted
    <Directory “/home/anthony/”>
        AllowOverride All
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        Require all granted


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