My question is very similar to this one.

I am new to Expression Engine and CMS in general. I'm trying to change an existing live site using EE2. So I copied all the files to my local machine (WAMP) and imported the database. I added config/config.local.php with my database credentials. When I try to access the site I get a 403 Forbidden error page saying:

You don't have permission to access / on this server.
Apache/2.4.17 (Win64) PHP/5.6.16 Server at localhost Port 8080

I have tried removing the .htaccess file from the root, but I get the same error.

What additional configuration do I have to add to move a site from production to localhost?

1 Answer 1


Instead of adding a config/config.local.php, I put my database credentials in the existing config.dev.php.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.