.htaccess Permission denied. Unable to check htaccess file

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Published on 2011-02-11T16:56:41Z Indexed on 2011/02/11 23:27 UTC
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Hi,

I have a strange problem when adding a sub-domain to our virtual server. I have done similar sub-domains before and they have worked fine.

When I try to access the sub-domain I get an 403 Forbidden error.

I checked the error logs and have the following error:

pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable

I've searched Google and could only find solutions regarding file and folder permissions, that I have checked and the solution isn't solved. I also saw problems with Frontpage Extensions, but that's not installed on the server.

Edit

Forgot to say that there isn't a .htaccess file in the directory of the sub-domain

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