I upgraded to Red Hat Enterprise from Fedora Core 7 recently. I wasn’t running SELinux on the Fedora box but decided to try it out on the shiny new RHE server.

I ran into seemingly simple problem, my apache log was reporting a 403 – Forbidden permission denied to index.php when trying to access a simple test index.php in one of my virtual hosts. This is something that I’ve done probably 120 times before in only minutes, but it took me about 3 hours last night to get to the bottom of this. I figure it deserves a post as a personal note, and hopefully save others the time and a headache.