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Cannot access site on Xampp

Postby Julie_R » 04. April 2016 10:25

Hello,

This morning I could not access my site on Xampp and got the following error message.

[Mon Apr 04 10:13:03.783156 2016] [rewrite:error] [pid 5324:tid 1616] [client ::1:49387] AH00670: Options FollowSymLinks and SymLinksIfOwnerMatch are both off, so the RewriteRule directive is also forbidden due to its similar ability to circumvent directory restrictions : C:/xampp/apache/icons/blank.gif, referer: http://localhost/school/wordpress/
[Mon Apr 04 10:13:03.784157 2016] [rewrite:error] [pid 5324:tid 1616] [client ::1:49387] AH00670: Options FollowSymLinks and SymLinksIfOwnerMatch are both off, so the RewriteRule directive is also forbidden due to its similar ability to circumvent directory restrictions : C:/xampp/apache/error/HTTP_FORBIDDEN.html.var, referer: http://localhost/school/wordpress/
[Mon Apr 04 10:13:03.790157 2016] [rewrite:error] [pid 5324:tid 1632] [client ::1:49388] AH00670: Options FollowSymLinks and SymLinksIfOwnerMatch are both off, so the RewriteRule directive is also forbidden due to its similar ability to circumvent directory restrictions : C:/xampp/apache/icons/back.gif, referer: http://localhost/school/wordpress/
[Mon Apr 04 10:13:03.790157 2016] [rewrite:error] [pid 5324:tid 1632] [client ::1:49388] AH00670: Options FollowSymLinks and SymLinksIfOwnerMatch are both off, so the RewriteRule directive is also forbidden due to its similar ability to circumvent directory restrictions : C:/xampp/apache/error/HTTP_FORBIDDEN.html.var, referer: http://localhost/school/wordpress/

I am using Windows 7.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Julie_R
 
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Re: Cannot access site on Xampp

Postby Nobbie » 04. April 2016 11:03

You must have changed the Xampp / Apache Configuration, especially the DocumentRoot configuration. You either changed the Options and/or the whole DocumentRoot. The original configuration contains the "Options FollowSymLinks", which is missing now for the changed configuration. The error tells you, that this Option is missing and therefore the RewriteRule (what may be in a .htaccess file installed from WordPress) is not valid, as it might cirumvent the missing FollowSymLinks.
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Re: Cannot access site on Xampp

Postby Julie_R » 04. April 2016 11:09

Hello,
You are right.
I changed the Document root configuration by mistake when I was uploading files via FTP.
All restored and working now.
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