Changing File Permissions

We recommend that you set your files to 644 and your folders to 755. If you are using a PHP script or application, you should never set your files or folders to 777.

There are a number of ways in which you can set permissions on your files.

1. Login via FTP and use your FTP client to CHMOD your files.

2. You can change file permissions in the cpanel file manager.

3. If enabled, you can do this from the server using SSH. CHMOD is the command that changes the permissions of a file.

How permissions are calculated

read has a value of 4
write has a value of 2
execute has a value of 1
And the permissions are assigned to Owner, Group and Others(Public)

For example: 755 means:
Owner has read, write and execute permissions
Group has read and execute permissions
Others has read and execute permissions.

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