What's causing these 403 errors for the DocumentRoot on my Apache setup?

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http://serverfault.com – I'm configuring Apache myself, and trying to force myself to (re-)learn the configuration process. It's been a long time! Version is Apache/2.2.21 running on Amazon Linux I'm planning on running a few sites from this server. I've created: /home/ec2-user/sites /home/ec2-user/sites/www.domain.ca /home/ec2-user/logs The first two contain index.html files. In the process of my experimentation, I've set my tree to 777 without any success, and have changed ownership and groups for directories and files to apache (which is what is sent in httpd.conf). I've chopped out some relevant parts o (HowTos)