Symbolic link not allowed or link target not accessible: /path/httpdocs/news.html
There are a few reasons that can cause this message and this is for people who have ruled out the basics, eg. your symlinks are enabled and the right permissions are applied (but read on to learn about ownership requirements above the directory in question).
So there are a few key things here that cause Apache not to follow symlinks:........
For some reason, perhaps you don't want to run a daemon or let Letsencrypt have access to your production server.
There is a way to use it like a normal CSR/CA setup in manual mode.
./letsencrypt-auto certonly --manual -d realtechtalk.com - www.realtechtalk.com
Eventually you will get prompted to create a certain path and file with certain data:
Create a file containing just this data:
Ihave a directory structure which the primary user needs full access on but wanted a user to access only a specific directory within the main directory (so they could write in there only and nowhere else).
Here's what Idid:
[root@compevo8001 dllnow]# ls -alh
drwxrwxr-x 2 someuser software 4.0K Oct 19 2017 ExpireYMD-2017-11-20
drwxrwxr-x 2 someuser software 4.0K Nov 19 2017 ExpireYMD-20........
[root@thetor2017 conf]# service httpd restart
Stopping httpd: [ OK ]
Starting httpd: WARNING: MaxClients of 3000 exceeds ServerLimit value of 300 servers,
lowering MaxClients to 300. To increase........
This is one thing that has me wondering about SMF. It is apparently a known issue but in the latest version and new install nothing looked right because it was using http://127.0.0.1 to find everything! How on earth would it ever do this or think it is normal?
Excerpt of crazy html code it produces that causes the issue:
So I have a domain "testdomain.com".
Inside test domain.com's root is the following .htaccess:
Options +FollowSymLinks -Indexes
ErrorDocument 403 /launch/index.html
Deny From All
Allow From 192.168.1.2
When you visit anything other than root things work fine. Eg. if you visit http://testdomain.com/somedirfile.html
It will show the right error in /launch/........
Normally when I've seen this it's when you are using a variable like a normal string when in fact it's actually an array such as this example:
[Tue Mar 13 04:22:35 2018] [error] PHP Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Term could not be converted to string in /vhost/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/wp-instagram-post/classes/class-woo-igp.php on line 578
Some of the cheaper or newer SSL suppliers will require this to work properly (otherwise you may be prompted that the cert is invalid when it's not the case but it will certainly scare off your users!).
In the Apache vhost conf for the domain here is what you add:
Here is a full example of an SSL Vhost config in Apache using a CA Certificate file
When you start uploading larger images in Wordpress you have to make sure your maximum attachment size is large enough and that the execution time is not too short:
[Thu May 12 16:32:25 2016] [error] [client 10.10.5.2] PHP Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /httpdocs/blog/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-gd.php on line 182
Solution Edit p........
There are a few ways of doing this and all basically involve using the reverse proxy or "ProxyPass" feature of Apache to accomplish it.
1.) Create a normal vhost and simply symlink the root directory of the site you want to mirror.
Eg. originalsite.com and newsite.com
You would symlink like this:
ln -s /vhosts/originalsite.com/httpdocs vhosts/originalsite.com/........
You don't have permission to access / on this server.
[Sun Jan 23 15:28:12 2011] [crit] [client 220.127.116.11] (13)Permission denied: /www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable
I've done a chmod 755 .htaccess and index.php and restarted Apache
That wasn't the only issue, the issue was the httpdocs direc........
php won't work with absolute links
Warning: imagecreatefromgif(/images/header.gif): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /vhostsdir/httpdocs/images.php on line 15
That is how my path is structured and ONLY likes the true full path as /vhostsdir/httpdocs/images/header.gif
Why can't it work relative to the vhost directory with absolute links just like say an html link would.........
RemoveHandler .html .htmAddType application/x-httpd-php .php .htm .html Just add the above into the .htaccess file for your website. Also remember that you need to be allowed to override the Apache and this should go into the vhost for your site as shown below:
# you need the AllowOverride otherwise .htaccess directives will be ignoredOptions FollowSymLinksAllowO........