Have you updated your
/etc/apache2/httpd.conf file? If not, open it and add the following lines at the end of the file. You may need to replace
/srv/www/htdocs with the path to your server's 'htdocs' or 'public_html' directory:
Allow from all
Restart Apache and check your URL again. If you still see errors, try creating an .htaccess file in your
htdocs folder to force the base directory. This seems to help sometimes if your hosting company puts their VPS boxes behind another server:
If this still fails to fix things for you, check the logs at
/var/log/apache2/error_log to see what's going wrong. You can also use RewriteLogLevel to get more information about where the URL rewrite fails.