Debian – Apache2: client denied by server configuration: /www (apache 2 serveri https probleem)

I’ve seen a number of similar questions, but none for the /www folder – as such, none of the related questions seem to fix my problem.

When I try to access my website via localhost I get a 403 error, with the following error log:

[Wed May 10 11:41:10.930677 2017] [authz_core:error] [pid 1113] [client 127.0.0.1:38380] AH01630: client denied by server configuration: /www

Now, I believe my virtual host is setup correctly:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DirectoryIndex index.php
    DocumentRoot /www/var/bluespice
    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/ORNL_bluespice_error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/ORNL_bluespice_access.log combined
    <Directory /www/var/bluespice>
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride None
        Require all granted
    </Directory>
</VirtualHost>

The only way I can get around this issue is to change the following part of the apache2.conf file:

<Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    Require all denied
</Directory>

To:

<Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    Require all granted
</Directory>

But as I understand it, this is highly insecure, so I’d like to solve it in a safer manner.

I’ve also tried adding the following to apache2.conf without success:

<Directory /var/www>
    Options FollowSymLinks
    Require all granted
</Directory>

Can anyone see where I might have gone wrong?