Managing File Permissions

Go to Site Tools > Site > File Manager, select the file/folder, and click Change Permissions (the key icon).

A pop-up window will appear where you can customize the permissions for your website, file, or folder. If you are changing the permissions of a folder and you want to apply them to the subfolders and files, select Recursive. Once ready, click Confirm.

The following permissions need to be set in order for your website to function properly.

  • All HTML files and images need to be readable by others. The permission for this is 644 (readable by User, Group and World, and writable by User). It is set automatically when you upload files.
  • All folders need to be executable by others. The permission for this is 755 (readable by User, Group and World, writable by User, executable by User, Group and World). It is set automatically when you create a folder.
  • All CGI files (all files in the cgi-bin folder) need to be executable by others. The value for this is 755 (readable by User, Group, and World, writable by User, executable by User, Group, and World). It is not set automatically when you upload files. You need to change the file permissions manually.