Permission Error on php-cgi.exe

This section describes the error of 'You don't have permission to access /cgi-bin-php/php-cgi.exe/hello.php on this server.' It is caused by the syntax change in the PHP directory access permission configuration settings.

Note that Apache Web server configuration setting has changed the directory access control syntax between 2.2 and 2.4.

If you are still using the old syntax on the PHP directory:

<Directory "/local/php/">
    AllowOverride None
    Options None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
</Directory>

You will see the following error in the Web browser:

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access
   /cgi-bin-php/php-cgi.exe/hello.php on this server.

You must use the new syntax to grant access permission to the PHP directory:

<Directory "/local/php/">
   AllowOverride None
   Options None
   Require all granted
</Directory>

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction and Installation of PHP 7.3

 PHP Script File Syntax

 PHP Data Types and Data Literals

 Variables, References, and Constants

 Expressions, Operations and Type Conversions

 Conditional Statements - "if" and "switch"

 Loop Statements - "while", "for", and "do ... while"

 Function Declaration, Arguments, and Return Values

 Arrays - Ordered Maps

 Interface with Operating System

 Introduction of Class and Object

Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server

 Downloading Apache 2.4.37 Binary for Windows

 Installing Apache 2.4.37 on Windows Systems

 Publishing HTML Documents as Web Pages

 Starting and Stopping Apache Server

 Configuring Apache for PHP CGI Scripts

 Publishing PHP Scripts as Web Pages

Permission Error on php-cgi.exe

 Configuring Apache PHP Load Module

 Retrieving Information from HTTP Requests

 Creating and Managing Sessions in PHP Scripts

 Sending and Receiving Cookies in PHP Scripts

 Controlling HTTP Response Header Lines in PHP Scripts

 Managing File Upload

 MySQL Server Connection and Access Functions

 Functions to Manage Directories, Files and Images

 SOAP Extension Function and Calling Web Services

 SOAP Server Functions and Examples

 Localization Overview of Web Applications

 Using Non-ASCII Characters in HTML Documents

 Using Non-ASCII Characters as PHP Script String Literals

 Receiving Non-ASCII Characters from Input Forms

 "mbstring" Extension and Non-ASCII Encoding Management

 Managing Non-ASCII Character Strings with MySQL Servers

 Parsing and Managing HTML Documents

 Configuring and Sending out Emails

 Image and Picture Processing

 Managing ZIP Archive Files

 Managing PHP Engine and Modules on macOS

 Managing PHP Engine and Modules on CentOS

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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