Meaning Of Network Error 403 Forbidden And Its Cause

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Hello everyone,
I was browsing the internet, and I explore a link, but I got the Network Error 403 Forbidden. Kindly explain what the meaning of this message is and what the cause is.

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Meaning Of Network Error 403 Forbidden And Its Cause

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It is an HTTP status code which indicates that the content or resource you are wishing to access cannot be displayed to you due to some permission access reasons. It can also be possible that the authority doesn’t want you to view that page.

Cause:

i. No index Page.
ii. No htdocs.
iii. Permission and Ownership errors.

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Meaning Of Network Error 403 Forbidden And Its Cause

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You normally receive “Error 403 Forbidden” when you try to access a page in a website that is forbidden or restricted from ordinary users or the public. This HTTP status code normally applies to folders where only site administrators are allowed to access. The error is triggered when you try to access a folder or directory that doesn’t have an index file (index.php, index.html, or index.htm).

Restrictions in folders or directories in a website are normally controlled by the “.htaccess” file. If a directory does not have an index file and the “.htaccess” file is missing from the root of the site or has not been created yet, when a user accidentally accesses that directory, the browser will display the files and folders contained in that directory or the directory listing.

This is very unsafe for the site because anyone can download the files and can even browse the entire contents of the website.

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