I have a Laravel project on my CentOS7 server which sits on the folder "/var/www/html/myProject".
I have changed my document root in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf to "/var/www/html/myProject/public" both in "DocumentRoot" and in the directory configure so when i enter the IP in the browser it will automatically show the project.
When i try to do so and access my IP through the browser i am greeted with the messages:
Forbidden You don't have permission to access /form on this server. Server unable to read htaccess file, denying access to be safe
After further examination i have found out that in my /var/log/httpd/error_log i get the following error after every access attempt:
[Thu May 10 19:39:33.683522 2018] [core:crit] [pid 1994] (13)Permission denied: [client 126.96.36.199:51091] AH00529: /var/www/html/myProject/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable and that '/var/www/html/myProject/' is executable
That was very odd to me since the path is supposed to be /var/www/html/myProject/public, but the "public" is missing.
I have restarted my apache several times, and changed the DocumentRoot path to a fictional path just to check if it updates and it is.
Could it maybe be something in the .htaccess file? although i didn't change the file, i left it as Laravel created it.