.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable

By: Emiley J.  

Is your website which was working without a flaw suddenly shows a 404 File not found for all the pages. If this is the case then double check your error logs in your server. If you are using a hosting provider then you can access the logs from your control panel. When you read the raw error logs you would see something like this. ".htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable"

This means tat the .htaccess file was removed from your site. This could happen if your hosting provider did some upgrade to the OS or Apache or some other upgrade. They usually do this without notifying the website owners. When they do that, all your site pages will throw an 404 file not found error.

To fix this, just check the permissions of your folder. For example if you have a subdomain with a folder xyz. Then check the permissions of your folder xyz. You can do so using the 'File manager' from your control panel. You can see that the permissions have changed from 755 to 750. The last 0 means no access to the internet user. Therefore you should change the permission to 755. That will fix the problem.




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