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XAMPP – Access Forbidden 403 Error – Windows


Recently i was working on my new android application, got to make it connected to mysql database, so i started XAMPP along MYSQL , wrote some php code to test the connection … but was stucked with error!

Access forbidden! New XAMPP security concept. Error 403

I got a solution at two different websites … but individually they were bit incomplete and on combining both solutions , i got the issue resolved.

Open httpd-vhosts.conf file and in the bottom of the file change it

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot “E:/xampp/htdocs/”
ServerName localhost
<Directory E:/xampp/htdocs/>.
Require all granted

Here E:/xampp is my project workspace, you can change it as per your settings and Second Change is

Now Open httpd-xampp.conf file and in the bottom of the file change it

# New XAMPP security concept
<LocationMatch “^/(?i:(?:xampp|security|licenses|phpmyadmin|webalizer|server-status|server-info))”>
Order deny,allow
Allow from all
Allow from ::1
ErrorDocument 403 /error/XAMPP_FORBIDDEN.html.var

NOTE : Make sure u  backup files ( httpd-xampp.conf ) and ( httpd-vhosts.conf ) , Both Files are located in Drive:\xampp\apache\conf\extra

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