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403 Forbidden | New WordPress site (2 posts)

  1. Hindrik
    Posted 1 year ago #


    I would like to upload a new wordpress site to my host. But every time I try I'll get the following error:

    Forbidden You don't have permission to access /wp-admin/install.php on this server

    I think it has something to do with the security plugin i'm using on my main website. I tried deleting everything except for the following from .htacces:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    But that didn't work either.
    Tried 777 on the folders but no results.

    Can you guys help me out?

    Greets Hindrik Raap


  2. Viktor Nagornyy
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't think thats plugin, since it doesn't affect other websites.

    Please, do change your folder permissions to 755, 777 is not secure. Check actual file's permission install.php and try either 644 or 755, they should work.

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