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I just installed BitNami LAMP stack on ubuntu. When I visit localhost/ Apache returns "403 Forbidden. You don't have permission to access / on this server." I try repointing Apache's home directory to another folder (same hard drive, same partition) that's set to 777 recursively. Still getting 403. And then I change the ownership of the directory to under my username and daemon group from root/root. Same error. Am I missing something here?

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Use the following command:

sudo ./ start apache

You will be asked to enter the password - it will then start.

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