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All Directory in Joomla 2.5.14 unwritable.

  • Posted on September 2, 2013
  • thanhhx57Asked by thanhhx57

Hi all,

I just moved my site to store in DigitalOcean. I installed Virtualmin to manage VPS on Ubuntu 12.04 32bit. Everything goes well but can not write, clear the cache on site, … :( All Directory in Joomla 2.5.14 unwritable. I have checked throught FTP (FileZilla) and they all seem to be set to 755 and files for 644.

I do not know how to permission directories are writable. You know what helped me with. Thanks!


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I don’t have any FTP server (and I don’t want to have) so I can only use the direct method.

But now when I tried to update Joomla from 3.2.3 to3.2.4 with Joomla Update and Installation method “Write files directly” I get ERROR: <br>Could not open /home/myuser/public_html/joomla root directory/LICENSE.txt for writing. When I do sudo chgrp -R www-data /home/myuser/public_html/joomla root directory/LICENSE.txt it obviously works for that file as well. But to make the whole update work I guess I need to run sudo chgrp -R www-data /home/myuser/public_html/joomla root directory/ <br> <br>Is that a security risk to do sudo chgrp -R www-data /home/myuser/public_html/joomla root directory/ ?

Thanks Kamal, sudo chgrp -R www-data /home/myuser/public_html/directory worked like a charm! <br> <br>Before I found this page I tried chown -R myuser:myusersgroup /home/myuser/public_html/directory* but it didn’t work at all.