File Permissions

Changing File Permissions using cPanel File Manager

February 15th, 2010

One of the causes of seeing the 500 internal error page on your web site could be wrong permissions of your web page. This happens when the page you are trying to load has a permission of 777 (editable by everyone), You must make sure that your files have a permission of 755.

It is very simple to change file / folder permissions from cPanel File Manager. Just follow the steps below.

1. Login to your cPanel
2. Click the File Manager link from the Files Tab.

3. Once in th File Manager, go the the folder / directory and right click on the file to change its permissions.

4. Now all you need to do is change the file permissions as shown below.

Related Article:
1. How to change File Permissions using FTP

How to change File Permissions using Core FTP

December 18th, 2009

There are times when you would like to change the file or directory permissions for your files or folders. The reason could be security or that some software’s require certain file to be editable.

This can be very simple to achieve using a FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program. For this article I will be including screen shots from Core FTP which is what I use.

1. Open Core FTP
2. Connect to your website.
3. Once connected, go to the file or folder you wish you change permissions of.
4. Right click on the file or folder and click Properties

File Properties & Permissions

Now from this tab you can change the User, Group and World’s Read… Write and Execute permissions. Just click ok after you are done.

How to Change File / Directory Permissions (chmod)

August 16th, 2009

chmod: Short for change mode, a UNIX command that changes the access permissions of files or directories in order to read, write or execute files.

Permissions can be a very important thing when it comes to your hosting account. Some permissions need to be set to allow certain files to write to it. Along with that, some files need to be perfected from writing to it for security. You can change the permissions in many ways.

Using File Manager:

One of the easy and basic ways to change the permissions is through File manager in cPanel. To change the permissions for a file or folder in cpanel, please do the following:

1. Click File Manager
2. Click the name of the file for which you would like to change the permissions for.
3. Select the Change Permissions link at the top right of the page.
4. Select the permissions you would like to set for the file.
5. Click Change Permissions

You have just changed the permissions for a file using File Manager.

Using FTP:

Connect to FTP. Go to the file and right click. Choose Permissions or Attributes or Properties (depends on your program).