Access denied, forbidden after starting CakePHP or Kohana with .htaccess.

After renaming example.htaccess on Kohana directly after copying the files to the www server, you receive an ‘access denied’ of ‘forbidden’.

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The solution is to enable FollowSymlinks in the httpd.conf.

So, in the Uniform Server you go to the Server Configuration:

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Click Apache:

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Edit httpd.conf

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Somewhere around line 292 add FollowSymlinks:

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Save. Stop Apache and Start Apache. And lo and behold:

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