Solved: DirectoryIndex not allowed here


When I tried to run my one of my project on server I got following error on the Browser.:

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, root@localhost and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

When I got above error I opened the error log file.

Error Log File log(#vim /var/log/httpd/error_log)
[Wed Oct 14 12:02:56 2009] [notice] mod_python: Creating 4 session mutexes based on 256 max processes and 0 max threads.
[Wed Oct 14 12:02:56 2009] [notice] mod_python: using mutex_directory /tmp
[Wed Oct 14 12:02:56 2009] [notice] Apache/2.2.9 (Unix) DAV/2 PHP/5.2.6 mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.5.1 mod_ssl/2.2.9 OpenSSL/0.9.8g mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.0 configured — resuming normal operations
[Wed Oct 14 12:02:59 2009] [alert] [client 127.0.0.1] /var/www/html/your_domain_name/.htaccess: DirectoryIndex not allowed here, referer: http://your_domain_name.org/
[Wed Oct 14 12:03:29 2009] [alert] [client 127.0.0.1] /var/www/html/your_domain_name/.htaccess: DirectoryIndex not allowed here, referer: http://your_domain_name.org/
[Wed Oct 14 12:11:13 2009] [notice] caught SIGTERM, shutting down
[Wed Oct 14 12:11:13 2009] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/sbin/suexec)
[Wed Oct 14 12:11:13 2009] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication …
[Wed Oct 14 12:11:13 2009] [notice] Digest: done

At the end of file I saw above error.

When I saw that I opened the httpd.conf file and I searched for line.

AllowOverride None

I commented this line.
#AllowOverride None

Then I added following lines to that tag
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

Then I saved the httpd.conf file and restarted the apache server.

This solved the my issue.

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About Purab Kharat

I am WordPress and Drupal Architect. I worked on many technologies like Ruby on Rails, Flex, PHP etc... I am Purab Kharat from India, Pune. I love to play chess and listen music and read books. I work in SY Smartsourcing Global Pvt Ltd in Princeton, NJ, USA. Now I am living at Plainsboro, 164 Hampshire Drive, Princeton Meadows, NJ. I have more then Ten years experience in Web Application Development (Specially in Php 5.0, Ruby on Rails, Mysql 5.0, RIA, Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Ecommerce)

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