Failed to open dir: Permission denied in /usr/local/lib/php/autoindex/default.php – Knowledgebase


While accessing the site I was getting error as –
Failed to open dir: Permission denied in /usr/local/lib/php/autoindex/default.php‘ with below error logs

2017-03-26 21:49:51.835 [NOTICE] [local IP address ] [STDERR]
PHP Warning: opendir(/home/cPanel_username/public_html/): failed to open dir: Permission denied in /usr/local/lib/php/autoindex/default.php on line 143


Solution –

Correct the user permission on ‘/’ partition on server – 
The user permission was not set correctly on server. It should be ‘drwx–x–x‘ that is 711. You can set is using below command –

  • Login to server using SSH.
  • cd / – If there is name to ‘/’ partition on your server then enter the name.
  • For example, if the ‘/’ partition name is ‘home’ then you should enter ‘cd /home’ and fire below command –
  • chmod 711 cPanel_username

It fixed my issue and started working!

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