Apache can't access folders in my home directory

This worked for me

<Directory />
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted
    Allow from all

The important bit was to change

Order allow, deny


Require all granted 

Enable userdir module:

sudo a2enmod userdir 

Enable PHP execution in user directory:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-available/php5.conf  

(Or if using php7.0, for example)

sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-available/php7.0.conf

Comment this part (put # at the start of each line):

#<IfModule mod_userdir.c>
#    <Directory /home/*/public_html>
#        php_admin_flag engine Off
#    </Directory>

Press Ctrl+X to save

Enable directory listing:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Add this:

<Directory /home/*/public_html/>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride None
        Require all granted

Press Ctrl+X to save

Restart apache (sudo required here also):

sudo service apache2 restart

Now put your php files in /home/yourname/public_html directory and go to
http://localhost/~yourname from your web browser.

Apache runs as user www-data. If it doesn't have execution permission on your home, apache will not be able to read any file.

Change you home's group to www-data:

chgrp www-data /home/dbugger

And give it permission only to traverse your home directory:

chmod g+x /home/dbugger

You can also restrict permisions of /home/dbugger/html:

chgrp www-data /home/dbugger/html
chmod 750 /home/dbugger/html