What is error 403 and how to solve it of fast and simple form so that everything returns as rapidly as possible to normality


We follow with our series of posts on errors that you can find in your website and, after to have seen error 500, 503 error and error 404, today concentrated in error 403, a code that is more common than it can seem.

For that reason, in the next lines we spoke envelope what is, what means and which are the most common reasons that they generate it. Because few things it has more exasperating than to face a problem without knowing from where it comes here and, you we counted it everything exceeds he.

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What is error 403?

If we go to Wikipedia, we were with the following definition:

A Web server can give back a code of state HTTP 403 Forbidden (Prohibited) in response to a client of a webpage or service to indicate that the servant refuses to allow the asked for action.

To put it another way, this error takes place when you try to accede to a direction Web of that you cannot accede. Meaning that any problem with the servant does not exist, but the one is the user that is doing something that does not have.

Or in principle that is what indicates although, as we see more ahead, not always is thus. As far as the forms that present, the normal thing is that she is some of the following:

  • 403 Prohibited.
  • Error HTTP 403 – Prohibited.
  • 403 prohibited the request prohibited by the administrative rules.
  • Prohibited: It does not have permission to accede to [the directory who is] in this servant.
  • Denied access does not have permission to accede.

As you see by its different names, the thing goes of permissions. 😉

Why it appears error 403?

Since you have already seen, HTTP 403 does not have anything to do with that the servant has fallen nor nothing similar. When this message appears, which happens is that you cannot arrive at that direction because you do not have permission.

That simple.

The problem comes when it happens from one day to the next, if now you cannot accede to a direction of your Web that yesterday yes you could. If you are in that situation, most probable it is than it is by some of these causes.

1. A problem with your navigator

More in particular with the cookies or the cache, that are information that your navigator stores of automatic form so that navigation is more fluid. The problem is that if the page that has been updated but not them cookies or the cache, can bring about a conflict and to be the reason for HTTP 403.

Or it can also be that they were not stored correctly…

The subject is in that all the problem can come from there and to verify it is very simple, since is enough with that you erase the coockies and the cache of your navigator and to return to accede to the site. If now there is no problem, you do not need search in another side.

2. is the URL correct?

We do not mean that you are a confused person but, you have verified that the direction that you want to visit is? It does not have why to contain an error, it is enough with which you have been confused and you are tried to enter a deprived zone of the Web to receive an error 403.

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3. Your request does not pass mod_security

Mod_security is firewall that the majority (even all) the services of lodging Web use to avoid attacks of hackers. Really, it is a tool that makes your safer Web.

But as he is not perfect, sometimes it can be the cause of HTTP 403. In order to verify it the only thing that you must do it is to accede to your Control Panel, to deactivate it OF TEMPORARY FORM and to verify if now you can see your site.

If everything has been solved, IT RETURNS in touch TO ACTIVATE IT and ponte with your technical service so that they help to find the solution you. But under no concept you leave your Web with mod_security deactivated more time of the necessary one!

To solve error 403 in WordPress

Since there are many possibilities that your Web is mounted in WordPress (since is the used CMS more anywhere in the world) we have made a section with the causes most common of HTTP 403 in him:

  • It reviews the permissions of the folders and archives: for it, it accedes through FTP to your servant and verifies that as much the folders as the archives you have the correct permissions. In case you do not know those that are, the folders must be 755 and the archives (without concerning the extension) must be 644.
  • You have installed plugin new or changed of group: if by something it likes WordPress is by the amount of plugins and groups that it has, but right the error happens after to have installed some of them, is very probable that it is the cause. In order to have the certainty, it tries to deactivate it and it verifies if the error has disappeared.
  • You have recovered your site with a backup copy: to have backups of your site is essential to save time to you before any problem but, sometimes, they are those that can generate a prohibited access (you have best plugins of backup copies for WordPress here).

Those are the main causes but by all means, can have more (the file .htaccess, an erroneous installation of WordPress, etc.).

You already know how to face you error 403

If you have arrived up to here without jumping no part to you, error 403 no longer has secrets for you and, the next time that appears, you will know what to make to solve it of fast form so that your Web returns to be operative in a moment.

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