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Solution- HTTP Error 403.14 – Forbidden Server Error


Error Cause HTTP Error 403.14 – Forbidden

HTTP error 403.14 – Forbidden error comes ,when you install any server application like IIS 7 or XAMPP on windows and try to run localhost ,then this error comes sometime . This error is due to mis configuration of the web server .

When you install web server a default port number is set by the web server . It is may be 80 . So in many cases default port number is 80 . In that case HTTP error comes because server’s port number is not matched with application port number .

One other reason is server port is busy of occupied by any other application . In this condition when you try to run server ,HTTP error 403.14 comes .

Solution : Change Port 80 to Port 8080

Before do any changes go to your web browser and type http://localhost in your web browser and press enter . If the error shown . Then see the error page carefully .

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In the detailed error information section , look at the coloum name requested url . In the value you will find the current port number witch is used . In my case url value is http://localhost:80 . It means currently using port number is 80 .

HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden
HTTP Error 403.14 – Forbidden


First solution of HTTP error 403.14 is , If you installed more that one server than uninstall all server and take only one . Suppose you installed XAMPP and IIS 7 on same pc then this may cause errors . So uninstall one of them .

Change Port Number In IIS 7

iis manager
iis manager

If you are using IIS 7 and want to change port . Then go to start menu and after that go to Internet information service IIS manager . Click on default website in left pain .

After that click on Bindings . In the site buildings click on port number to select the port number . Click on Edit . Change the port number to 80 to 8080 .

change port number In IIS7
change port number In IIS7

 Change Port In XAMPP

change port number in xampp
change port number in xampp

If you installed XAMPP server and HTTP error comes . Then change the port no . To change the port number click on XAMPP control from start menu .

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On the control panel window click on config tab . Then in new window click on services and port settings . Change the desired port and click save to change settings .

localhost Test
localhost Test

Restart your web browser . Type http://localhost:8080 in your web browser’s url field and click enter . XAMPP default page is open in the browser .

Video Help

See the video about how to change Port In IIS (internet information service) .