You may be wondering why you are getting HTML Error 403 ‘Forbidden, you do not have permission to access / on this server’ even though you have a file in your directory or document root setup correctly.

The issue is the install by default restricts access to everything as you can see in the following directive:

<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order deny,allow
Deny from all

What you need to do is just comment out the line ‘Deny from all’ from your httpd.conf file then restart your apache service.  You should be good to go once the services come back up.