403 Forbidden error


I am getting the following error message while accessing my site and i didn’t change in files.

My site is working with WordPress latest version.
i have checked .htaccess, there nothing change, now i removed the all the codes from this file.


You don’t have permission to access /readme.html on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.[/code]

Please help me to resolve the issue.


Only my main domain(http://www.southdreamz.com/) is not working. sub domains ( http://gallery.southdreamz.com/ ) are working fine. please help me, how to resolve this issue.


OMG!!! I checked my website folder permission, it is 710 then i changed to 755. now my it working. is this real problem? how it is automatically changed?


Hello there,

I am also experiencing same problem here on my website. I needed to upload some products into the site, was able to do all of these a day before this occur, but now I am getting error 403, the entire website is down, but to be honest the most painful and annoying thing here is that no single reply from tech support, the website is an ecommerce with over 5000 high quality products designers shoes and clothing, high volume of customers patronage, loosing business, I think dreamhost should change their habit in this area.

This is bad. No one ever go into business to loose customers and loose money.