This webhosting problem can make somebody go crazy

by topher 7 replies
Hello warriors,
I installed a script and I changed some folders and files to 777 according to the instructions given. However, when I got to my site to view it, it kept on saying that the write permissions are not set right. How can I solve this problem and what could be the cause? Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Originally Posted by topher View Post

    Hello warriors,
    I installed a script and I changed some folders and files to 777 according to the instructions given. However, when I got to my site to view it, it kept on saying that the write permissions are not set right. How can I solve this problem and what could be the cause? Thanks in advance.
    If you've set the permissions to 777 then that is "correct" but it's possible you've changed it for the wrong directory or something.

    Could you provide us with some screen shots? More info? What is the script you're installing etc?

    We'll be much better able to help if you do. Cheers.
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi,

      Sometimes it's worth trying 755 just in case (due to differing hosts).

      Other times, if the instructions aren't perfect, it's easy to mistakenly change perms for a file, when in fact in should be the directory and all the files in it that need changing - or vice-versa.

      Otherwise, what was said above - double check you got the right files.
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      • Profile picture of the author ariyes
        Check the Sub folder also. Maybe u are changing the Root folders Permission not sub folder. Make sure this. I think it will work.

        thanks
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        • Profile picture of the author Johnny Slater
          Not every web host uses the same setups.

          While most web hosts would use 777 and that is why most script instructions tell you to use these settings some web hosts specifically block 777 and instead require 755.

          Check with your web host and see what permissions are required to set up scripts on their servers.
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  • Profile picture of the author topher
    My internet connection is extremely slow. Its taking ages to even load a page. Can I pm u more detailed info? Anyway, pm sent. The permissions were set for the right folder.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jamie Iaconis
      Hi,

      You might have to change the permissions either back to what
      they were or something like 755 or 644, so that the files are not
      writeable anymore after you finished the install!

      Try that!

      Jamie
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      • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
        It could be so many things. Besides the above, sometimes the wrong user is trying to set permissions so they don't take. Other times the user belongs to the wrong group.
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