Ubuntu 14.04 - Apache Changes

When you install the apache2 package on Ubuntu 14.04, it comes with Apache version 2.4.9 by default. This may cause some issues for people migrating from Ubuntu 12.04 as there were some configuration changes. You will know when you see a page like below:

All I needed to do was change the following config lines in


# Old
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

# New
Require all granted
# Old
Order allow,deny
Deny from all

# New
Require all denied

For reference, here is a template you can edit:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@hostname.com
    ServerName my.hostname.com

    DocumentRoot /var/www/website-folder/public_html
    <Directory /var/www/website-folder/public_html/>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log

    # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
    # alert, emerg.
    LogLevel warn

    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

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