Symfony denied Access

Moving my Symfony app to a QA server showed me how rude the server is.

I could see the home page right after I copied the project to the new machine with not problem (except for modifying app.config.php and various file permission ownership issues). Nevertheless, the real problem came when I tried navigating to any other route besides the index. Each time I would get a 403 Access denied error.

Apparently the server “understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it”. Thanks. I especially like how the guideline for 403 errors says

…if the server wishes to make public why the request has not been fulfilled, it SHOULD describe the reason for the refusal in the entity.

That sounds good because I really don’t know why I’m not seeing my page and I would really like to know why the server is refusing to fulfill it. In my case I am given the clear description of ”Access denied.” Thanks again. After much searching and testing I found the solution. The fix was to modify my php.ini and restart the service

vi /etc/php5/fpm/php.ini

# Edit line

I’m sure there is a better way to restart this service.

ps -eaf | grep php
root 1269 1 0 16:39 ? 00:00:00 php-fpm: master process (/etc/php5/fpm/php-fpm.conf)

sudo kill 1269
ps -eaf | grep php
root 1436 1 6 17:49 ? 00:00:00 php-fpm: master process (/etc/php5/fpm/php-fpm.conf)

And I’m sure there are more ways for a server to be helpful.