Solved 403 Forbidden Error Message Problem

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I am getting a 403 forbidden error message while I am trying to open a website. This has been troubling me continuously for sometime now. Guys I need help urgently. Thank you.

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Answered By 10 points N/A #300728

Solved 403 Forbidden Error Message Problem

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Fixing the error message is pretty easy. Follow the steps-

  1. First check that URLs are correct and you are not accessing solve directory or websites which you don’t have access to
  2. Try clearing cache of the browser as this has also been known as one of the causes for it.
  3. Try clearing the browser cookies and this has also caused this error got many users
  4. Contact the website directly if the problem persists.
Answered By 575985 points N/A #302177

Solved 403 Forbidden Error Message Problem

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The “403 Forbidden” error on websites is an HTTP status code which means accessing the page or resource you were trying to reach is literally forbidden for some reason. You don’t normally see this when you browse a website the normal way by clicking links.

But if you modify the URL in the address bar pointing to a different folder or directory, if that directory doesn’t have an index file (index.php, index.html, or index.htm), this will definitely trigger a “403 Forbidden” error. Also, the “403 Forbidden” error is triggered only if the directory listing on the site is disabled.

When directory listing is disabled, all folders or directories on the site that don’t have an index file will be blocked from getting accessed therefore disallowing anyone from accessing that directory. When a user tries to access that directory by modifying the URL, this will then fire up the “403 Forbidden” error because the user tried to access a blocked location.

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