access denied to symlinked file, apache 2 as localhost (debian wheezy)

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I've installed apache on debian wheezy (stable). I've symlinked a php file from my home directory to /var/www. when I enter Code: localhost/myfile.php in the browser, I get an error message: Code: You do not have permission to run myfile.php copying the file to /var/www allows me to run it, but I want it to be symlinked to my home dir. any suggestions? TIA (HowTos)