I just upgraded to the newest release of Apache2 httpd, and decided to setup some virtual hosts for all the domains I have on my box to have their own index. One of my friends asked that I let him use one of the domains, so I said sure, and setup the following VirtualHost (edited domain/user):
CustomLog logs/domain2.com-access_log common
I then had him create the dir public_html in his home directory, and he made up a test index page. I restarted Apache and got no errors, so I assumed all was well.
When I try to access the page in IE, I get a 403 forbidden error tho! I then was curious, and changed the DocumentRoot to /home/myuser/public_html, restarted Apache, and loaded an index file just fine. What gives?! Both public_html folders were made by plain users, and the index files were just "echo blahblahtext > index.html". I also tried this with ANOTHER account on my box, and it gave me the same 403 error.
Perhaps something is setup differently, since I used my /home/myuser/public_html dir previous to the upgrade?! I'm stumped.