Article ID: 127694, created on Dec 4, 2015, last review on Dec 4, 2015

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux


All websites show 403 Forbidden error after dist-upgrade to Debian 8

In apache error log can be found records like:

Cannot serve directory /var/www/vhosts/default/htdocs/: No matching DirectoryIndex (none) found, and server-generated directory index forbidden by Options directive


Apache module mod_dir is disabled.


Enable module through Plesk > Tools & Settings > Apache Web server settings

Select dir module and click OK.

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Cannot serve directory /var/www/vhosts/default/htdocs/: No matching DirectoryIndex

After dist-upgrade nothing works

Cannot serve directory

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