Apache Error: No matching DirectoryIndex (index.html) found [SOLVED]

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for solving the error: No matching DirectoryIndex (index.html) found.
  • I’ll be working from both Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6 and CentOS 7 servers, and I’ll be logged in as root.

Apache Error for One General Reason

This error may occur when attempting to access applications that have an index.php file (or other index file), but not an index.html or other specified ‘directory index’ file.

For example, phpMyAdmin includes an index.php file upon installation, but not an index.html file.

By default Apache is configured with the following:

<IfModule dir_module>
DirectoryIndex index.html

…meaning that Apache will only look for directory index files that are named index.html.

So, when attempting to access phpMyAdmin, Apache throws the following error:

[autoindex:error] [pid 20115] [client] AH01276: Cannot serve directory /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/: No matching DirectoryIndex (index.html) found, and server-generated directory index forbidden by Options directive

In this case we want to add index.php to the DirectoryIndex directive.

vim /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf


<IfModule dir_module>
DirectoryIndex index.html


<IfModule dir_module>
DirectoryIndex index.html index.php

Then exit and save the file with the command :wq .

Be sure to restart Apache:

systemctl restart httpd

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