Need Help Please With Uploading Files On Server

by ebony66 14 replies
I purchased some websites and the instructions that came with it about uploading are as follows:

Once the files have completed FTP, you’ll need to make sure that you change the following folders to CHMOD 777 (Read, Write, Execute): Config, db, files, lang
You may need to set the folder AND all files inside to CHMOD 777 to get it to work properly.

Do I go in the source code and search for the words Config, db, files, lang and replace with CHMOD 777?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author espresso
    777 is a permission based set up and you do it via your hosing CP
    Have you up loaded the site yet via your FTTP
    I generally find that you go through a wizard set up and it tell you what to do
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    You can change permissions through the control panel. The details might differ with different panels, but should be similar.

    With mine, you go to the public folder, tick off the files you want to mess with. At the bottom of the list there is a 'set permissions' button, with the number next to it. Just set the number to 777 or whatever you want, and then press the button.
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    • Profile picture of the author ebony66
      Originally Posted by Lloyd Buchinski View Post

      You can change permissions through the control panel. The details might differ with different panels, but should be similar.

      With mine, you go to the public folder, tick off the files you want to mess with. At the bottom of the list there is a 'set permissions' button, with the number next to it. Just set the number to 777 or whatever you want, and then press the button.

      Thank you, Lloyd. I will try that and if it doesn't work just change it back. Do you know why this has to be done?
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      • Profile picture of the author depik
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        Could it be a CRON JOB error? I do get that all the time, usually when I change some settings on my Cpanel.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
        Originally Posted by ebony66 View Post

        Do you know why this has to be done?
        I've just set up a forum, and it had to be done on a couple of pages for the forum software to be able to work with the files. I double checked with the help forum about the forum I am using (quite a large, common, really good one, Simple Machines) and basically the answer was "Don't worry about it. 777 permissions are safe for these files. People worry too much."

        I'm not a lawyer, an expert, and I wouldn't even claim to be intelligent, but I have assigned those permissions to the files that needed them and have not had the slightest problem. Individual results may vary.

        Doing is learning, isn't it? You learn so many interesting things when you start doing stuff.

        ps 777 is the most relaxed permission. Anyone can read, write or execute those files. All the other permissions restrict at least one of those.
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  • Profile picture of the author unknownpray
    you dont need 777 I think 775 or 755 will work for you, you can also find the files or folders to excecute following or give the root directory 755 or 775
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Not to be mean but there are a lot of video tutorials on the web about this:
    changing permissions tutorial video - Google Search
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    • Profile picture of the author ebony66
      Originally Posted by Superform View Post

      Hi,
      If you CHMOD files 777 you leave them open to everyone 755 are usual settings

      Superform
      I am clueless what it means - 777 or 755 however I thank you and I will go read about it.

      ebony66
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      • Profile picture of the author Nigels
        Originally Posted by ebony66 View Post

        I am clueless what it means - 777 or 755 however I thank you and I will go read about it.

        ebony66
        The numbers are a shorthand for who can do what to a file. In other words they describe the permissions types of users have to manipulate the file. In simplistic terms, the higher the numbers, the more people can both read, use and change the file.

        The underlying concept is that all your websites consist of a bunch of individual files. These files sit on the computer which hosts your site. That computer needs to know who may access each file, who may change the file and who cannot touch the file. 777 means all users have all permissions to do anything they like.
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  • Profile picture of the author dem0x7
    Which FTP client are you using? I use FileZilla, and all you have to do is right click on the folder or file name, and at the very bottom click on File Permissions. From there, a pop-up comes up where you can enter in the numeric value that you want, in this case, 777.

    Let me know if you still need help.
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